‘Emotional intelligence peaks in your 60s’ – Telegraph

Older generations have greater ‘emotional intelligence” than younger members of society, the researchers said.

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They are also better at seeing the positive side of stressful situations.

The US scientists believe it makes sense that humans developed an enhanced ”caring” side near the end of their lives.

”Increasingly, it appears that the meaning of late life centres on social relationships and caring for and being cared for by others,” said psychologist Professor Robert Levenson, from the University of California at Berkeley.

via ‘Emotional intelligence peaks in your 60s’ – Telegraph.

I have to admit that this is no surprise to me.  I have believe for many years that experience is the greatest classroom and teacher and older members of the workforce would obviously have the most experience.

What would make much more sense to me would be a study to learn how we might “accelerate” the emotional intelligence of younger, less experienced workers in order to make them wiser, not smarter.

That, my friends, would be of Great Value!


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