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This article investigates the strengths and weaknesses of engineering students' emotional intelligence (EI) and the possibility of using neurolinguistics programming (NLP) as a developmental tool. Students' emotional intelligence was assessed using the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-I) with 5 points Likert scale. Firstsemester engineering students were approached by part of a broader study at the Budapest University of Technology during 2018-2022. In the article, we describe the emotional intelligence profile of more than 3600 students in various fields of engineering. NLP professionals around the world filled out the second questionnaire. We got answers from 35 professionals based in Tunisia, Hungary, the UK, the USA, and Australia who reported their own experiences using NLP to enhance EI. In this way, we got quantitative and qualitative data. Findings confirm the possibility of using NLP techniques to develop EI and that logical levels, reframing and rapport techniques are best suited to improve engineering students’ weaknesses which we determined to be general mood, stress management, empathy, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.


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