The questions of today are founded on the answers of yesterday. Hence, if you had to ask me whether you should work on intuitive emotional intelligence or conscious rational interference, I'd say that the question already defeats itself by being rational already. So the question defeats itself and you are stuck. It's almost like you can only retroactively establish meaning or decisions, rather than thinking with consideration of the now on where to go into the future. You get some sort of greedy algorithm while as probably the more effective ppl out there traverse valleys through a combination of luck and heroism.