How Does Emotional Prediction Differ from Emotional Intelligence?

How Does Emotional Prediction Differ from Emotional Intelligence? Good question. Emotional intelligence is the concept Daniel Goleman ? eshed out in his excellent book of the same name. It involves (1) knowing your own emotions, (2) managing your own emotions, (3) motivating yourself, (4) recognizing emotions in others, and (5) handling relationships. Emotional Prediction is yet another layer of communicating. It is predicting ahead of time what someone’s immediate or distant emotions will be in reaction to something said or done. You can then orchestrate your own behavior accordingly, usually to reinforce the con? dence and self-respect of those you are dealing with. h is, in turn, augments their a? ection for you and boosts your own self-con? dence. Why? Because you will soon be in the habit of reacting sensitively to others and thus receiving positive feedback from everyone. h e majority of people’s reactions to you are subconscious. h eir quicksilver responses bypass the brain and go right to their “gut.” Malcolm Gladwell’s well-researched book, Blink, proved and popularized the concept. People no longer doubt this unseen reality and the pivotal role it plays.

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