THE LINK BETWEEN CREATIVITY AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Fascinating article on the link between alleged distractions, creativity, and emotional intelligence from Pacific Standard:

"This suggests seemingly irrelevant stimuli can benefit the creative process—but only if you have the emotional intelligence to treat them as potentially helpful, and incorporate them into your thinking. If you are flustered by the prospect of failure, this becomes much more difficult, as such information is perceived as an irritating distraction rather than something you might be able to build upon." 

Click to read the full article here.