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13 Signs Your Partner Lacks Emotional Intelligence

One important thing to make a relationship work, is when both people have emotional intelligence. When one person lacks emotional intelligence it can make the relationship a little harder.  Ronald E. Riggio Ph.D., a contributor writer for the Huffington Post has a list of 13 signs your partner lacks emotional intelligence. 

  1. Unable to control emotions
  2. Clueless as to your feelings
  3. Can't maintain friendships 
  4. Always has a "poker face"
  5. Is emotionally inappropriate
  6. Can't cope with sadness
  7. Always misreads your emotions
  8. Is emotionally "tone deaf"
  9. Can't really be sympathetic
  10. Has no volume control 
  11. Is completely unmoved by emotional movies
  12. Trivializes emotions in general 
  13. Doesn't get the dog

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Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.