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18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People. Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure. LinkedIn Influencer, Dr.

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure.

Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn. When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. Despite the significance of EQ, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking.

Unfortunately, quality (scientifically valid) EQ tests aren’t free. You Have a Robust Emotional Vocabulary You’re Curious about People. NASA probe beams back its first color image of Pluto. The initial picture released on Tuesday shows a couple of orange-tinged blobs: Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.

NASA probe beams back its first color image of Pluto

But the probe will soon be beaming back much sharper images and a wealth of other information about Pluto's remote, unexplored corner of the solar system. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, the first probe sent to Pluto, is scheduled to arrive in July. "This is pure exploration; we're going to turn points of light into a planet and a system of moons before your eyes," said Alan Stern, New Horizons' principal investigator. Launched in 2006, New Horizons is nearing the crucial point in its epic voyage of more than 3 billion miles. The probe is due to make its closest approach to Pluto on July 14. "In an unprecedented flyby this July, our knowledge of what the Pluto system is really like will expand exponentially, and I have no doubt there will be exciting discoveries," said John Grunsfeld, an astronaut and associate administrator of the NASA Science Mission Directorate.

How teamwork, trust and improved communication reduce mistakes in the ER. It's so easy to think you've communicated a message clearly.

How teamwork, trust and improved communication reduce mistakes in the ER

After all, you understand the instructions, so it only stands to reason that the person receiving them must also understand what you meant. And though most misunderstandings can be cleared up quickly in everyday situations, studies show that they pose a significant danger for patients when signals get crossed. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of the most serious medical errors in hospitals are linked to miscommunications. Sign up for our FREE newsletter for more news like this sent to your inbox!

To combat miscommunication in the emergency room, one Sheridan Healthcare physician is leading an effort to practice communication drills with his teams at Baptist Hospital of Miami. Mishkin (pictured right) said there wasn't a particular incident that led to his decision to become involved in the program. The training takes three hours and staff complete it on their own time. "It established role clarity. NFL banning illegal formation Patriots used in playoffs. The Morning Download: Apple Watch Debuts With Business Apps.

The Best Part-Time Jobs For 2015. 'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion. This image was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft of dwarf planet Ceres on Feb. 19 from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers).

'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion

It shows that the brightest spot on Ceres has a dimmer companion, which apparently lies in the same basin. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA These images of dwarf planet Ceres, processed to enhance clarity, were taken on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of about 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers), by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn observed Ceres completing one full rotation, which lasted about nine hours. NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained these uncropped images of dwarf planet Ceres on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of about 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. "Ceres' bright spot can now be seen to have a companion of lesser brightness, but apparently in the same basin.

Image Credit: Quirk Of Gravity Creates Amazing 'Smiley Face' In Space.