emotional intelligence

[ ih-moh-shuh-nl in-tel-i-juhns ]
/ ɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəns /
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noun Psychology.
skill in perceiving, understanding, and managing emotions and feelings. Abbreviation: EI
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Origin of emotional intelligence

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for emotional intelligence

emotional intelligence

awareness of one's own emotions and moods and those of others, esp in managing people
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Medical definitions for emotional intelligence

emotional intelligence

Intelligence regarding the emotions, especially in the ability to monitor one's own or others' emotions.
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