EQ, or emotional intelligence is an entirely different beast than your IQ. Everyone has heard of the IQ, but fewer have heard and fewer still understand how to best cultivate theirs. In more recent studies, it’s been found that the EQ will take you further in your work, not to mention your life, than was previously thought in an IQ value-driven world. This helpful article from Inc. gives great breakdown of several ideas on how to improve your own EQ as well as your quality of life.
Source: 8 Brilliant Things You Can Do to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence