Depends how you perceive emotional intelligence. Basis include social skills, empathy, self-awareness and emotional control. Women fortunately or unfortunately have all the first three abilities without any extra effort being put. Men learn these things specially empathy over the period of time. The answer therefore is clearly women have the edge when it comes to emotional intelligence.
-Muhammad Sameed Kaiser – Senior Procurement Officer at Abudawood Pakistan
Both men and women have evolved over the years in ways that could not be perceived before. On being emotionally intelligent, I believe that the scale kind of balances. Women recognize emotions better than men, and men manage emotions better than women. Women have this innate nature that allows them to feel things on an entirely different level. They have the ability to distinguish and label these feelings. Men, on the other hand, possess the ability to manage the emotions that they feel in a far better way than women. Women feel more, and that leads to them not being able to handle them. Men feel less, and they do a better job at managing.
-Khulood Moini – Co-founder, CEO at BitBug
Commenting medically, yes, women are emotionally stronger than men, just like men are physically stronger than women. This is because of the hippocampus activity stimulating more in women’s brain, while handling any kind of work and motor activity stimulation is greater in men. Women tend to think through the soft corner of their heart when it comes to decision making and proceeding with any task, as their neurons fluctuate more at that part of the mind. On the other hand, men review things practically and act just after looking over the possible outcomes of any situation. This also refers to the tears that fall more from a woman’s eye than a man’s. Just like a child matures and learns to control his/her tear with respect to the environment, females lack behind the maturity particularly at that part of brain which controls their emotions.
-Sabreen Noor Ali – Speech Therapist at Ziauddin Hospital