Individuals with high levels of EQ skills tend to exhibit the following behavior quite consistently.
They exhibit effective verbal and nonverbal skills along with appropriate empathy and compassion. They can exhibit empathy and still get the job done, while also maintaining appropriate boundaries. This can be a challenge for parents if their goal is to have their children “like” everything they do. Parents can express empathy when their children would like to stay up late on a school night to watch a TV program. Knowing that on a school night the children need to get the required amount of sleep, however, they can get the job done by insisting that bedtime is honored. Perhaps the program can be recorded for viewing later.