Emotional Intelligence: Why EI can be more important than IQ
‘We are simply talking about your cop-on: your ability to handle yourself, handle others and handle what’s happening around you’
‘When we are 18 or 19 our IQ levels off, whereas EQ can be developed throughout our life’
“There’s nothing worse than when you’re not feeling great and someone says, ‘just think positively’,” says Alan Lyons, author, psychologist and managing partner of KinchLyons. “Because that’s just an outcome. Positive psychology, as opposed to popular psychology, actually has a science behind it.”
A qualified coaching psychologist, Lyons is one of a growing troupe of psychologists in this country who earn a living from helping people assess, understand and leverage the value of their emotional intelligence.