Emotional Quotient or EQ can be defined as the capacity for recognizing our own emotions and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions—and the behviors often exhibited around them—effectively in yourself and in your relationships. The dimensions of a high EQ are skill-based as opposed to the inherited potential for IQ. EQ skills are learned and the good news is that they can be developed and honed at any stage of life. The earlier the better, of course, since estimates are that 50 percent of the problems most people face are of their own making, based on the way they think. Raise your EQ and watch many of your problems slip below the horizon of your life. Such a deal! More tomorrow.