Daniel Goleman writes this about the relationship between theoretical intelligence and emotional intelligence (on page 83 of my Polish copy of the book):
“(…) theoretical intelligence, which manifests itself in excellent grades at school, hardly prepares us to fend off adversity – or to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the vicissitudes of life. And yet, despite the fact that a high intelligence quotient guarantees neither affluence, nor prestige, nor happiness in life, our schools and our culture focus on academic abilities, ignoring emotional intelligence (…)”
We need to realise that theoretical intelligence related to IQ is not enough to be successful in life (however we define it). In order to be successful in life, it is necessary to “CONNECT” theoretical intelligence with emotional intelligence so that the two types of intelligence “work together”. Daniel Goleman writes that emotional life can be mastered in the same way as the areas of knowledge can be mastered; he also writes that “the degree to which a person has mastered these skills determines whether they will be successful in life or go down a dead end (…)”.
I wish myself and the readers of this post to acquire the ability to ‘combine’ theoretical intelligence with emotional intelligence in order to lead more successful professional and private life.
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very true… emotional intelligence is a combination which benefits your life
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