• Jaclyn T. Badeau

Have your emotions ever clouded your judgment when making a decision?

Let’s think about it…


I’m sure many can recall a time when our emotions got the best of us and hindered our ability to see things objectively. Some of us may wear our “rose-colored” glasses too often, only view situations from one perspective, or set unrealistic goals. All of these items are all examples of not flexing your Reality Testing leadership skills.


Reality Testing (within the Decision Making behavior measured in the EQ-i 2.0 tool) according to the book The EQ Edge is often described as, “the ability to accurately size up the immediate situation rather than turn a blind eye to, or rationalize away, very real problems. It is also the capacity to not make ‘mountains out of molehills’ but rather when a problem exists, to face it without always believing it is overwhelming or insurmountable.”


There are many strategies to improve your Reality Testing leadership skills such as stopping negative self-talk and balancing being so objective with still listening to your gut instincts. To learn additional tips and tricks on how to build your Reality Testing skills and to learn more about EQ Coaching, please reach out to chat.

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