Emotional intelligence taps into a fundamental element of human behaviour that is distinct from your intellect.The communication between your emotional and rational ?brains? is the physical source of emotional intelligence. The pathway for emotional intelligence starts in the brain, at the spinal cord. Your primary senses enter here and must travel to the front of your brain before you can think rationally about your experience.The awareness that emotional intelligence has become an important job skill, even surpassing technical ability, has been growing over the last number of years.As teamwork becomes increasingly important in the workplace, people who are able to understand, get along with and work well with others will become increasingly sought after. Highly emotionally intelligent people have well developed people skills allowing them to develop relationships with a diverse range of personalities and people from various cultures and backgrounds. People who are able to work well with others have sought after attributes in an increasing globalization and evolving diverse workplace.