What is It? How Can a Machine Exhibit It? "It's about thinking. The main theory is that emotions are nothing special. Each emotional state is a different style of thinking. So it's not a general theory of emotions, because the main idea is that each of the major emotions is quite different. They have different management organizations for how you are thinking you will proceed."
"Because the main point of the book [The Emotion Machine] is that it's trying to make theories of how thinking works. Our traditional idea is that there is something called 'thinking' and that it is contaminated, modulated or affected by emotions. What I am saying is that emotions aren't separate."
– Marvin Minsky. The Emotion Machine, book and draft, 2006.
Emotional Intelligence(also known as Emotional Quotient, or EQ) training courses and workshops in Dubai, the UAE have become very popular recently among managers of all levels. What reason stands behind the popularity of emotional intelligence trainings? A lot of people dream about taking on a managerial or leadership role, but only a few think about the drawbacks and consequences of this role. The responsibility for success or failure always puts a heavy burden on the shoulders of the leader. To manage that pressure and successfully accomplish daily tasks, each leader must have a certain set of characteristics, skills, and traits.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to combine thinking with feelings in order to build good quality relationships and to make good authentic decisions. It is fundamental to leading a full, rich and rewarding life. Emotional intelligence is different from IQ – cognitive intelligence, and offers a different perspective on success and performance at work. Your emotional intelligence is your responsibility! How you react and respond to events is governed by your emotional intelligence.