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emotional intelligence

noun [U] uk   us  
the ability to understand the way people feel and react and to use this skill to make good judgments and to avoid or solve problems: Individuals with even a small degree of emotional intelligence are a dream to work for.Empathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
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