@firemonkey, get in on this, you seem to know a lot about emotional intelligence, i’ve heard you talk about it before, and your IQ is higher than mine so now I like you a lot more LOL
So I’ve met some people who had very high emotional intelligence and excellent social skills who don’t even work desk jobs. Like the biggest guy on my powerlifting team, he has very high emotional intelligence, he is great with EVERYBODY, from little kids to the other huge lifters. He handles each person uniquely, for example if he sees some 220+ lb guy grinding it out on a machine he will yell STAY WEAK ■■■■■■■■■■■■ as encouragement, and then he talks to people’s kids really skillfully and is friends with everyone. Seriously, friends with EVERYONE.
He himself is crazy strong, he specializes in bench press and I witnessed him bench 685 twice last week, complete with “YEAH ■■■■■■■■■■■■” when he racked with bar.
He is more emotionally intelligent than I am- he has outstanding social skills and even knows how to talk to me, the crazy new small guy. He calls me looney tunes and joked about me not taking my meds when this other lifter and I asked him to get in the mosh pit at a metal concert we went to. I said I felt funny (I did feel funny) at the end of a workout one time (a 3 1/2 hour workout) and they had him talk to me and he was skilled, he convinced me to sit next to the fan and asked me some questions and concluded “You’re coming down off an adrenaline rush. It happens sometimes in here. It will pass on in a few minutes just stay still” I answered yes to feeling lightheaded and sort of high and he was really good at handling it.
It reminded me of the crisis intervention team officers I have come across. Really skilled, calm yet somehow authoritative at the same time.
What is this whole emotional intelligence thing, and why do I suck at it?