Emotional Intelligence is important for building relationships and maintaining them, however, not everyone possesses this quality.
Do you have a coworker who never listens to what other people have to say and won't stop talking? Or do you know someone who always 'forgets' other people's name? This could be a sign of low emotional intelligence, and often times people don't even have to say a word to display that they have low emotional intelligence.
Ofocurse people might not do this on purpose, they might not even be aware that their mental muscles need some exercise. Here are some common behaviors that people with low emotional intelligence tend to have:
1. They Assume Things
People with low emotional intelligence might always assume that other people think the same way as them. For example: If they have a certain stance on a political topic, they assume or believe that other people should too. Or perhaps what think is the right way to react in a situation is actually the right way.
2. They See The Worst in People
Many times people base their judgments on incomplete information. At times they'd assume what a person is like without knowing them properly. This often leads to disputes and a lack of trust among people.
3. Every Conversation is About Them
Emotionally unintelligent people have a way of directing every conversation towards themselves. So you are telling them about the time when something happened to you, instead of giving a 'support response' like "Tell me more", they'd say something along the lines of "Something similar happened to me once" and shift the whole conversation towards themselves.
4. They Talk More Than They Listen
People who talk more than they listen usually have low emotional intelligence. People with stronger emotional muscles have the ability to pause and question themselves every time they notice themselves talking 'too much'.
5. They Multitask
While multitasking is great and many times it is a necessity. But emotionally unintelligent people tend to multitask while they are conversing with someone. When they are talking to you, you'll find them constantly on their phone or focusing elsewhere instead of you.
This not only means that the person has no interest in what the other person is saying, but also shows that they have no respect for them.
6. They Forget Names
While it is easy to forget names, emotionally unintelligent people barely make the effort to remember. Remembering a person is one of the first steps to building a relationship and people with low emotional intelligence lack in this aspect.