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What affects does Emotional Intelligence
have on your Financial Success?

Data collected over a decade from 500,000 professionals shows 90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence. On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers are high in emotional intelligence.


The chances of being a high performer without a well developed EQ are slim. Naturally, people with a high degree of emotional intelligence make more money—an average of $29,000 more per year than people with a low degree of emotional intelligence.

The link between emotional intelligence and earnings is so direct that every point increase in emotional intelligence adds $1,300 to an annual salary. These findings hold true for people in all industries, at all levels, in every region of the world.


Research hasn’t yet been able to find a job in which performance and pay aren’t tied closely to emotional intelligence (Emotional Intelligence 2.0 pg.21, Travis Bradberry & Jean Graves, 2009).

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