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The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights by Daniel Goleman

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Is Emotional Intelligence a Distinct Set of Abilities?

This is the first big question: Is emotional intelligence distinct from IQ?

I first got an inkling that perhaps IQ alone did not explain all of career success during my freshman year in college. There was a guy down the hall from me in the dormitory who had perfect scores on his SATs, plus perfect scores on five advanced placement tests. From an academic point of view, he was brilliant. But he had a problem: zero motivation. He never got to class, he slept ‘till noon, never finished his assignments. It took him eight years to get his bachelors and today he's self-employed as a consultant. He’s not a star performer, he's not the head of a big organization, he's not an outstanding leader. ...

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