PerceptionNope we are not talking about that intuition that gives us gut feelings. Perception is directly related to emotional intelligence and there is much more to EI than gut feelings.

Perception: The ability to read the emotions and thoughts of others through the use of insight and analytical skills.

Analytical skills would suggest we have some leadership to learn from our scientist friends. It may be easy to dismiss the ‘scientific type’ as so introverted that they haven’t the ability to read people. Honed over many years, analytical skills can take the guess work or gut feelings out of the equation. Don’t the people you lead deserve more than the spicy pizza you ate last night which continues to affect your mood? Yep, your mood has nothing to do with GREAT insight or perception into people and situations!