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Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional Quotient (EQ) is the emotional equivalent of an IQ or the individualís skill level at reading, understanding, and empathizing with the emotions of others. All of us have known in our lives people who are very empathetic and easy to talk to--these people have a high EQ. We all have also met people who are self-centered and "clueless" when it comes to other people's feelings--these people would be considered to have a low EQ.

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