Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a term designating a specific intelligence concept originally introduced by Daniel Goleman in 1995. Goleman defined emotional intelligence as the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.
Emotional intelligence can be compared to some extent with social intelligence (Vernon), or intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligences according to Gardner and possibly with practical intelligence according to Sternberg.
Practical use of the concept of emotional intelligence: In human resources management it is used in the job creation and staffing - in job analysis. Emotional intelligence fundamentally influences one’s ability to work in a team or other group of people and thus his work.