Three Core Intelligences
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
- Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching
"Emotional intelligence (EI) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own and other people's emotions, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s)."
- Andrew Coleman
A Dictionary of Psychology
"In practical terms, this [EI] means being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people (positively and negatively), and learning how to manage those emotions – both our own and others – especially when we are under pressure."
- Daniel Goleman
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can
Matter More Than IQ
"Social Intelligence (SI) is the ability to get along well with others, and to get them to cooperate with you. Sometimes referred to simplistically as 'people skills,' SI includes an awareness of situations and the social dynamics that govern them, and a knowledge of interaction styles and strategies that can help a person achieve his or her objectives in dealing with others.
It also involves a certain amount of self-insight and a consciousness of one's own perceptions and reaction patterns."
- Karl Albrecht
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success
"Emotionally intelligent people are aware of how they and others feel. Ethically intelligent people know how to use this awareness the right way. Being ethically intelligent doesn't just mean knowing what is right; it also means having the courage to do what is right. Ethical intelligence may be the most practical form of intelligence there is - and the most valuable."
- Bruce Weinstein
Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond