Nowadays I act in a really much less emotionally intelligent way than I used to. I have surely lost much of my love for the fellow humans, and much of my innocence about human behavior in general.
I've become a bit of an isolationist in emotional matters. I feel that everyone should just keep to themselves. I find just asking myself, what's the deal with this emotional sharing thing? Does this emotionally intelligent - or emotionally mature - way of dealing with things really resonate with what I want? Much of the time, my answer is NO.
I mostly feel that all this emotionally intelligent stuff is comparable to some expensive hobby that only the rich can afford. Emotionally intelligent behavior needs investment in time, investment in mind, and what you get back? Some emotional niceties that I don't have time for. My #1 concern right now is money.
When I answer some Emotional IQ tests truthfully according to what I really do in real life, my score is around 100, mostly because of neglecting others and not being supportive of them. I'm no caretaker. This score used to be about 130-140 many years ago.
Enough about me, what's your take on emotional maturity and emotional intelligence? They are different, although I've talked about both in here.
Are there any aspects of "emotionally intelligent" behavior that you are not fond of?
Edit: and some that you like / respect?