Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand not only your emotions but also of others around you. Check how emotionally intelligent are you based on your sun sign?
Human beings are such complex creatures. Emotions are difficult to grasp, especially if you have a hard time processing your own emotions. That's what emotional intelligence is: the ability to understand not only your emotions but also the emotions of others around you, as well as how your emotions can affect the people around you. Knowing how to handle people's emotions can be a huge benefit. Our zodiac signs actually make that very easy to pinpoint. Here's how emotionally intelligent you are based on your Zodiac sign.
Aries have a very short temper, so their moody nature makes them act out on impulse. Arians are very spontaneous, love adventure and don't really care for how their actions affect those around them. Arians are very happy-go-lucky folk but the truth is that it's very hard to form an emotional connection with people. Arians love to take the lead and have no problem pushing buttons to get there. So they rank very low on the intelligence scale.
Taureans take their practicality very seriously. They don't just tell you the solution to your problem, they will personally set out to fix it. But the downside of this is that they think that every problem that comes their way needs to be fixed, something that Taureans find very hard to let go of. They are very stubborn, which makes them great advisors. They'll just expect you to follow the advice they dole out to you because they will take it very personally if you don't. Taureans belong to a very no-nonsense, practical group of folks.
Emotions are tough to handle for people born under the Gemini star signs. They are very erratic with personal decisions, so getting their points across is particularly hard for Geminis. They're very rational in their approach, often relying on their brain to make the final decision, rather than taking their heart's decision. Geminis are full of theories and ideas that override their emotional connection with the problem at hand. But the flipside to this is that Geminis are very proactive listeners, which ranks them a little higher on the emotional intelligence scale.
Cancerians are considered to be very shy and insecure, but they rank the highest in terms of emotional intelligence. They love to introspect, so they base their relationships on personal emotional value.
What makes Cancerians so special is that they associate music, art, and other expressive art forms to better connect with people on an emotional level. You can always guarantee that a Cancerian is fiercely loyal and supremely empathetic towards people they are particularly close to.
Though Leos are considered to be natural-born leaders, they tend to become too self-involved. They have a tendency to overestimate people's feelings towards them. Leos don't really like to focus on their weaknesses or their strengths, and they especially hate it when others point them out. Their love for the spotlight isn't always in everyone's best interest. This ranks Leos lower on the emotional intelligence scale.
Virgos have a knack to analyze every situation. They approach resolving issues with a sense of practicality. Virgos like to pick apart a situation and box them into categories rather than deal with the problem as a whole. This makes it particularly hard for Virgos to make an emotional connection with the matter at hand. But that doesn't take away from their high emotional intelligence. Virgos rank better than most of the other signs more because they're big fans of introspection, so they're surprisingly in-tune with their own emotions.
Librans are the mediators of the zodiac: they just want everybody to get along. Librans are very calculated with their approach because they're more afraid of offending anyone than anything else. They look out for others around them, which makes them really great friends. But that doesn't necessarily translate into their emotional intelligence. Librans hate confrontations, so they're very likely to let things slide, or push back matters that need to be resolved.
Scorpios are a fire sign which makes them hot-heads. The volatility of this sign can almost always guarantee a fight. So Scorpios rank really low on the emotional intelligence scale. It's very hard to get personal and close with Scorpios because they guard their heart with passion. When it comes to vulnerability, they stay far away from it so that nothing can be used against them. But Scorpios, like Pisceans and Cancerians, are deeply introspective. This makes them rank a little better on the emotional intelligence scale.
Sagittarians are very flaky in nature. They're always brimming with energy so it's hard to tie them down to one spot. Sagittarians have a knack to do things by themselves, so the emotional intelligence of this sign is very low.
Sagittarians tend to ignore their own feelings, so it isn't surprising to find out that they have a tough time connecting with other people. Sagittarians usually don't have the time for people's emotions, mainly because it eats into their time and energy.
Don't go looking for emotional support from a Capricorn, because you will certainly not get it. You can be at your lowest of lows, but that's not going to phase the Capricorn. They will look at the most practical solution to your problem, will offer you well thought-out words of advice, and expect you to listen to it carefully. Capricorns don't have the patience for listing out feelings and emotion, so it's pretty tough business turning to them for any kind of advice.
Aquarians have a lot of philosophy to lend, but their progressive ideas don't make them particularly emotionally intelligent. Aquarians are very nervous about confronting their own emotions, that they would rather do everything else than talk about feelings. They hate to be expressive and often think of emoting as a sign of weakness. They are very intellectual in their approach to problems. Aquarians have a hard time to move past an issue as well unless it is thoroughly looked over logically.
Pisceans are the most emotionally intelligent of all the zodiacs. They are very in-tune with not just their own emotions, but also the emotions of others. Pisceans have a very high level of empathy as well as sympathy, which makes them really easy to be around. They aren't that great at disconnecting, so Pisceans have a tendency to feel another person's hurt a lot more deeply than anyone else.
Based on this, we can club the signs into 4 groups:
These three Earth signs have a reputation for being really boring and to-the-book, but the reason for this is because Capricorn, Virgos, and Taureans are very practical when it comes to their thought process. You can expect them to be pros at handling day-to-day tasks that others might find mundane. You can almost guarantee that these Earth signs are pros at budgeting and filing taxes. Trust these guys to be very nitpicky about the finest details because they love pointing out mistakes. But only because they're perfectionists.
Water signs are normally considered very intelligent, and this is what their emotional intelligence is based on. They are very perceptive when it comes to people's emotions. These water signs are known to be very passionate, erratic, and emotionally closed off. But the truth is that it's very hard to get close to them. once you befriend a Cancer, Piscean or a Scorpio, you will realize that being a part of their inner circle is sort of a big deal. They are very loyal and fiercely devoted to the people that they love.
It wouldn't be right to call these signs 'air-head' but in the case of their dreams and aspirations, the sky is not the limit for Librans, Geminis, and Aquarians. Their emotional intelligence is most associated with brilliance, which correlates to their high IQs as well. These signs are all about the big ideas, but putting those ideas into action is something these air signs find very difficult.
People usually relate the fire sins with an erratic personality: too volatile for people to handle. But the truth is that Leos, Arians, and Saggitarians rely on their gut, which is why it makes it seem like they're risk takers. They love jumping into risks head-first, in fact. Fire signs don't want to miss out on the fun, so they're very hands-on when it comes to doing anything weird or creative. Their big ideas can never be put out.