Are We Losing Emotional Intelligence? One finding from the study: Scores on Total EQ (emotional intelligence) continue to decline globally. Since the 2014 State of the Heart, the biggest losses are in the competencies of ....
- Navigate Emotions -3.3% (maintaining emotional balance)
- Engage Intrinsic Motivation -2.9% (motivation from the inside)
- Increase Empathy -- 2.4% (connecting compassionately with others)
So, globally people are more emotionally volatile, less self-motivated, and less compassionate -- but maybe they're starting to think more about their choices. Meanwhile, emotional intelligence scores are massively correlated with performance, with 55% of the variation in four key success factors predicted by EQ.