People use emotional intelligence everyday. They use it so they are able to better analyze their situations and be able to tell the feelings of others. “When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses in 1995, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time.” (forbes.com) People also use emotional skills to be able to cope with others and their surroundings. Emotional intelligence is the ability of, people, individuals to be able to recognize their own emotions and those of others, and for them to be able to tell the difference between different feelings and label them appropriately, the ability to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage or adjust emotions to adapt to their surroundings to be able to achieve one’s goal. Emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of, control, and show and or express one’s emotions, and to be able to handle interpersonal relationships considerately and empathetically: One of my emotional skills is the ability to recognize when I am starting to get angry or annoyed, and to begin to calm myself down. My other emotional skills is the ability to work with others when they are in an emotional state that is disrupting the current event that they are supposed to be doing. It means that I am able to tell when I am starting to get angry at a person or persons and be able to calm myself down before a heated argument starts and ends up getting worse because of my anger or annoyance towards that specific person/persons. My second emotional skill also means that I am able to help a person calm down and begin to re-focus on the task at hand so that they are able to complete it and continue to move forward and be able to continue their day, I am also able to help them get through the problem that they are having so that even after they are done completing the task, they do not have to worry/ focus on that problem for the rest of the day.