Thursday, August 17, 2017


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Deconstructing EQ - Why there is no EI without Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is a ground breaking concept that has had a tremendously positive impact on industry and academia. Nevertheless, at it's core is an unnecessary false binary discrete opposition. This premise is built on the notion that we have two minds, one emotional, the other rational. The subtitle of Daniel Goleman's book says it all: "Why EQ matters more than IQ". Emotions have no initiative; their sole capability is to respond to reason or instincts. The faux dichotomy of reason vs emotions is academically and intellectually destructive. Goleman's work sets the ground for a slew of false oppositions such as emotional mind VS rational mind, emotional brain VS rational brain, reason VS emotions and of course intelligence VS emotional intelligence.

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