We all experience fear a few times a day. It’s normal. At a low rate, fear is manageable. However, when we let fear take over our life and rule it, we no longer have control. So, if we could understand fear better, we could conquer it.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize our feelings (level 1) and manage them (level 2).
Beyond that are the ability to recognize other’s feelings (level 3), then help and support them in recognizing and managing their own feelings (level 4).
People who experience debilitating fear struggle with levels 1 & 2. For them, levels 3 & 4 are near impossible.