Whatever your views about emotional intelligence (EQ), it is fair to say that a lot of organisations are keen to test how candidates can demonstrate it as part of the interview process.
Broadly, EQ is the ability to understand and manage your emotions in a positive way, which is generally considered to be one of the ways of managing stress effectively and fitting in to a variety of teams.
Here’s a link to an interesting page on Good Day At Work which identifies some potential interview questions to test EQ such as:
“What aspects of your work are you passionate about?”
“What makes you angry?”
“How do you like to have fun?”
If you get asked a question like this at an interview, then take a moment to make sure you give a really authentic answer which shows the interviewer what makes you tick, and how it will fit in with the organisation you are applying to join.