As an advocate of emotional intelligence and self-awareness, I feel like it is also important to make note of the fact that there are some downsides that you want to be cautious of. Check out this article from Insider where I mention the pitfalls that can come as a result of being emotionally aware. As a coach that his helping my clients work through their current challenges, I help them understand these pitfalls so that they do not get stuck, and can continue moving towards their goals.