High scorers of emotional stability are generally balanced in their emotions. They are less likely to experience prolonged states of negative feelings like sadness, anger, worry, or stress.
They are not easily upset or overwhelmed, and are less prone to moodiness and irritability, as they are able to remain calm in stressful situations.
In love, emotionally stable people feel comfortable and secure in their relationship. They are less likely to need ongoing reassurance of their partner's love, tending not to worry about the small things like a quick text back. Similarly, they are not easily upset or angered by their partner and are less likely to lash out at them over minor things.
During conflict, they don't take their partner's words and actions to heart, and can effectively communicate without letting their emotions overwhelm them.
Their lack of moodiness and irritability can also make them more pleasant to be around.
As a leader, emotionally stable people are confident—having a high degree of self-esteem and trust in their abilities. They remain calm in times of adversity or crises, allowing them to make rational decisions. In turn, they can also help followers remain calm as they do not exhibit signs of stress or worry, and are unlikely to lash out.