Mouth checkup

I’ve just come back from the dentist. My happy and talkative dentist tried as usual to keep a conversation flowing with me which was not easy. Everyone knows how you feel when you sit there with your mouth full of instruments and try to respond with a blurred aa, aa, oh….

I wonder how important EQ can be for dentists? One can easily imagine that for careers that require craftsmanship such as technicians or dentists, then EQ is not so important and that emotions are less important in that context? But not so!

144 dentists in Florida participated in a study and it was found that there was a strong correlation between EQ and successful dental practices. The most imprtant EQ skills for dentists were found to be:

  • Emotional Awareness
  • Reality Testing
  • Assertiveness
  • Self Actualization

And it’s not surprising that a realistic (Reality Testing) dentist who enjoys her work (Self-Actualization) and persists in her attempts to explain and converse (Assertiveness) despite the aa and oh by the patient is a popular dentist and runs a successful practice