Duncan Drummond Posted over 2 years ago cognitive intelligence and emotional intelligence It is possible that these can be conneted as you could learn aspects and frameworks of Emotional Intelligence and develop an understanding at a 'knowledge' level. Personally I don't believe that this understanding would automatically transfer to a skill that can be observed, and would allow the individual to build rapport with others. Identifying an emotion in another isn't the same as knowing why they are feeling this, and part ofemotional intelligence is the ability to develop the skill of attentiveness to others which allows you to observe what you see and hear without applying your own frame of referncve to it (not assuming that if the person looks like this, and that is how I look when I feel angry, then they mnust be angry). THis can lead to a transference of ideas further where the assumption is that they are operating from the same belief system as we are, because the same things have made them respond. I look at the work of Paul Ekman and deliver a progeramme on Emotional Intelligence based around the development of the ability to identify the core emotions from the facial expression, and it's a fascinating world. For more info I suggest you look to Paul Ekman International website.