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026 Why hasn't emotional intelligence burst into politics until now?

In this and the next 8 episodes we are looking closer into the role emotional intelligence plays in politics.

I am answering the 10 most common questions people are not asking us, but should and the question I am answering today is:


Why hasn’t EQ burst into politics until now?


Before I answer today’s question, I want to share today’s quote which is from Plato and it goes like this:

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action.

Emma Goldman

It has but not in a structured way as we propose. There are many politicians of any level that are able to Perceive, Understand, and Navigate emotions. As they can connect with people and regulate their inner states, this has however been quite unusual and it has come in by chance.

What we want is to show is that Emotional Abilities can be trained on purpose and that there are tools and steps to increase the emotional quotient as a person who is in a political responsibility.


An appreciation of the links between emotions and power highlights that even if they are individual, emotions are always also collective and political. They frame what is and is not possible in politics. They reveal and conceal, enable and disable.

They do so in ways that are inaudible and seemingly a political which is precisely how they become political in the most profound and enduring manner: links between emotions and power shape the contours and content of world politics all while erasing the traces of doing so.

The task of international relations researchers is to locate, redraw and expose these traces.

Stay tuned to find out more...

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