5. THEY DON’T ASSUME THAT A BAD FEELING LEADS TO A BAD LIFE
One very obvious sign of high emotional intelligence in understanding that we can’t all be happy all of the time. Just because you are having a bad day doesn’t mean that your life is falling apart. It means that a certain number of factors have conspired together to make you have a bad day. Happiness is a choice, but that doesn’t mean that we have to choose it every time.
6. THEY DON’T BEFRIEND EASILY
One of the most important things in life is who you choose to surround yourself with. Being aware of how other people make you feel and why it is critical to making good choices when it comes to friends. Again, much like all aspects of emotional intelligence, this isn’t something that happens overnight.
7. THEY DON’T ASSOCIATE COMPOSURE WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Just because you are emotionally intelligent, that doesn’t mean that you don’t occasionally lose it. We all do. Being emotionally intelligent doesn’t mean you are an emotionless robot. It just means that you know how you feel, why you feel that way, and deal with it accordingly.
8. THEY CHOOSE THEIR OWN THOUGHTS
Emotionally intelligent people are often seen as stubborn. This is because they own their thoughts and emotions equally, with a deep understanding of how others influence their emotions. It’s not as much stubborn as it is picky.