Definitions for "Emotional intelligence"
In Salovey and Mayer's terminology, ability to understand and regulate emotions; an important component of effective, intelligent behavior. (417)
Typically, “emotional intelligence” is defined in terms of emotional empathy, attention to, and discrimination of, one's emotions, accurate recognition of one's own and others' moods, mood management or control over emotions, response with appropriate (adaptive) emotions and behaviors in various life situations, especially to stress and difficult situations, balancing of honest expression of emotions against courtesy, consideration, and respect (i.e., possession of good social skills and communication skills)
Qualities such as understanding one's feelings, empathy for others, and the regulation of emotions to enhance living. [2
The capacity to monitor both their own and other people's emotions and to use this information to guide their own thinking and actions.
Keywords:  type, personality
Type-A personality