emotional intelligence

[ ih-moh-shuh-nl in-tel-i-juhns ]

nounPsychology.
  1. skill in perceiving, understanding, and managing emotions and feelings. Abbreviation: EI

Origin of emotional intelligence

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First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for emotional intelligence

emotional intelligence

noun
  1. awareness of one's own emotions and moods and those of others, esp in managing people

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