High EQ is a Superpower: Three Habits Signify You’ve Got it - Tammy Jersey

3 min readMay 16, 2022

“Emotional intelligence inspires collaboration, facilitates trust in relationships, and allows a person to help and empower others. The insight gained from emotionally intelligent tendencies often promotes personal growth and happiness. Understanding what EQ looks like in “real life” may help a person continue to cultivate these qualities.”

I recently read an article titled ‘High EQ is a Superpower: Three Habits Signify You’ve Got it” published by Psychology Today. This article resonated with me because I believe that emotionally intelligent leaders bring out the best in everyone around them. They engender trust that their employees will be in a safe environment where they can share their thoughts and be themselves. This is the recipe for creating ‘followership’. To enhance your EQ, you should first become aware of how your behaviors impact others. From there, you must recognize what others need from you to be their best, most authentic selves. Leaders with high EQ are always the ones that employees are most drawn to.

The article covers three attributes that indicate a high EQ:

“First, a person who is emotionally attuned to others is usually emotionally intelligent. Sensing the feeling states of others allows a person to act conscientiously and respond to the emotional needs of friends, colleagues, and loved ones.”

“Second, an individual who is self-aware is often emotionally intelligent. The ability to look at oneself routinely leads to insight. This introspective ability assists a person in realizing a mistake in a relationship. The knowledge that her words or actions negatively impacted a friend or loved one allows her to repair a misstep.”

“Third, a person who is in touch with her uncomfortable emotions can identify, verbalize, and discuss the nuances of specific emotional states. Differentiating between feeling states such as disappointment, hurt, envy, anger, frustration, shame, sadness, fear, and confusion can help a person unpack and understand intense and overwhelming emotions. This understanding helps a person act on difficult emotions constructively instead of destructively.”

You can read the original article here.


Tammy Jersey founded TKJ Leadership, a certified woman-owned business to build high-performance cultures, one leader at a time. Her mission is to encourage leaders to play bigger and with more confidence. Tammy specializes in amplifying women leaders. She dares them to operate outside their comfort zones to get their voices heard, empower their teams and to be inspiring to others.




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