In simple terms, emotional intelligence(EI) is the ability to understand and appropriately react and address both our own and other emotions.

People with higher emotional intelligence not only understand the emotions expressed in words but also they can sense others' feelings by reading their faces.

In contrast, people who have weak emotional intelligence are unable to identify their own feelings, are frequently perplexed, sometimes feel vague, and at times find it challenging to comprehend what is going on in their mind and struggle to cope with their emotions.

They easily trust anyone, get their heart broken too often and take time to heal from it. 

They also experience an immense amount of anger in them even though the issue is minor or could have been ignored. 

Aristotle said, “Anybody can become angry-that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way-that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”

It's not a given that those who have low emotional intelligence are incapable of learning how to manage or understand their emotions. They must address these signs in order for them to evolve and develop emotional intelligence. Only then can they go on to the next phase of their development.

Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence

1. You can’t read others

Emotional intelligence enables a person to gauge others emotions and feelings by reading their faces or observing their behavior. For example, if a girl in a library is constantly looking at the book, flipping through the pages nonstop, there is no expression on her face. What could this mean? A person with low emotional intelligence might say she is not interested in reading today or is lacking motivation. This could be the right observation, but what if there could be more speculation and observation? Maybe no interest in reading could mean there is something occupying her mind that could be related to her personal life that seems disappointing, hence the blank face.

2. You see people as over sensitive