To me emotional intelligence is when a person is perceptive; when they can sense the feelings of another person without that other person necessarily verbalizing anything, and because of that they remedy the situation with a ‘preemptive’ move, I guess. Emotionally intelligent people are empathetic. They know how to control their anger and negative impulses. It’s not just some ‘fantasy’, I know a few very emotionally intelligent people. To me it’s the most crucial kind of intelligence because it’s so dependent on a deep inner kindness that a person develops from a really young age.
— Frieda Rose