In his book, Goleman takes the perspective that understanding human nature overlooking the power of emotion is sadly limited.
As we know from facts and figures, feelings mold our decision-making process every step of the way and more than we think.
So emphasizing and valuing rationality over emotions is a mistake. When strong emotions bubble up, no IQ measure can keep them under control.
Check out the video below in which Daniel Goleman talks about IQ vs EQ.
It takes less than 2 min.
Watch the video from the start to 1:45.
Therefore, if your SATs were not that high, you need not worry; there is more to success than grades and assessments;
You must frequently ask yourself: 'How am I feeling today?'
Knowing the answer to this question daily will prove efficient when faced with intense emotions seemingly hard to control.