While high levels of emotional intelligence can help individuals navigate the ups and downs of daily life, the perception of high emotional intelligence (EI) can cause them to overestimate their ability to detect deception.

EI refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic.

The finding that people who rate themselves as having high EI overestimate their ability to detect deception is the topic of a paper published in Legal and Criminological Psychology.

via Emotional Intelligence Does Not Help Detect Dishonesty | Psych Central News.