Celebrities are often considered to be charismatic creatures with big personalities and an uncanny knack for empathizing with the characters they play. Emotional intelligence factors into this equation too – self-awareness is fundamental to charisma and acting. We’ve ranked this year’s nominee based on our estimate of their emotional intelligence.
2013 Golden Globe Winners Emotional Intelligence Quotient
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Moderate EQ
Richard Gere (Arbitrage) Lower EQ
John Hawkes (The Sessions) Moderate EQ
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) High EQ
Denzel Washington (Flight) Very High EQ
As nominees win or lose, handle the media and make their acceptance speeches examine how they carry themselves and answer questions. Do you find them likable? Do they seem sincere, gracious and in touch with the crowds? Here is a quick list of emotional intelligence factors to consider when you watch the 2013 Golden Globes on Sunday night.
Self-Awareness – Does the Golden Globe nominee appear confident? Do they have a funny self-deprecating sense of humor?
Self-Regulation – Do they appear trustworthy? Do they get their speech wrapped up before the music cuts them off on stage?
Motivation – Do they seem like the Golden Globe matters when they win? Personally, we can’t stand it when the actors get dressed up, come to the awards show, win and then act like they could care less about the award. If you don’t care – stay home.
Empathy – Are they sincere in recognizing their fellow nominees? Do they seem to appreciate the award while also recognizing that there are big world problems going on that are much more important than they are?
Make a point as you sit down to watch this year’s Golden Globe Award show to view it through the lens of emotional intelligence. It might just make it a more entertaining award show.