Emotional intelligence in the accounting industry

Curious, in such a deadline-oriented and generally fast-paced profession, how do you think the working environment is in the accounting industry in terms of emotional intelligence? Do you think it is important to be emotionally intelligent? Have you ever specifically received EQ training? Do you feel like you work mostly with autistics?

Also, do you think there are any differences in public vs private, large firm vs small firm, etc? Or is it mostly just dependent on any particular firm’s culture?

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