That may seem a bit counterintuitive. Isn't Emotional Intelligence all about making other people feel good? Well, no. Not really.
As author Mark Murray writes for Forbes, "Emotional Intelligence requires recognizing emotions in others, but this other awareness doesn't mean shying away from speaking the truth or using tricks to try and soften the blow of tough feedback.
People with Emotional Intelligence know how important it is that tough messages get heard."
- Áine Cain (Modified by Amr Badran)