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Emotional Quotient: The fuel for success 07 February, 2012

By developing EQ, you can become more productive and successful in life

Eminent career expert Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla said that Emotional Quotient (EQ) is more important than Intelligence Quotient (IQ). EQ helps to understand the life and values better. And, remember, EQ is the fuel for success. “According to a research, EQ plays a pivotal role in the success of a person. EQ contributes 80 per cent in the success while IQ accounts only 20 per cent,” he said.

He was interacting with the students from various colleges across Kerala about Emotional Quotient in the Online Gurukul weekly session from Amrita University, Amritapuri campus on February 7, 2012.

Renowned psychologist Daniel Goleman said “Emotional Intelligence is a master aptitude, a capacity that profoundly affects all other abilities, either facilitating or interfering with them.”

What’s EQ?

Emotional Quotient (EQ) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions.


  • Self awareness
  • Mood management
  • Self motivation
  • Empathy
  • Managing Relationships

Know your emotions

Emotions are termed as powerful reactions and one should aware of his emotions. Shri Sunil added that if a person is not aware of his emotions how he can make a judgment in life. For example, what course to study, whom to marry, which car to buy etc. “When a person is not confident about his emotions, his expressiveness will be low. Lack of expressiveness may affect interpersonal relationships,” he said.

Manage your emotions

Managing emotions is imperative for your mental health and for keeping your interaction with others efficient.

Motivate yourself

Motivating oneself to work hard and be on right direction is one of the main aspects of Emotional Quotient.


Around 16 colleges participated in the weekly session.

The goal of Online Gurukul is to assist and empower needy students. The classes are being transmitted through Amrita University's award winning E-Learning platform - A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World).