Here is my quick independent research about IQ and EQ.
I think we all have heard of IQ or Intelligence Quotient or Cognitive Intelligence in which it is a number used to express an individual’s intelligence through a standardized intelligence test. Simply, the IQ test score is calculated by dividing the individual’s mental age (a person’s mental ability) by their chronological age (number of years a person had lived) and multiply by 100. We usually compare the individual’s IQ score in the same age group. Today, the IQ score distribution is roughly normal with the mean around 100 and a standard deviation of 15.
Your IQ score represents your cognitive ability in learning, remembering, problem-solving, and paying attention to something besides your actual knowledge. People with higher IQ tend to be very successful in life.
Still, this is a very narrow path to determine the success in an individual’s life.
Let me ask you these questions:
How do you define “success” in your life?
Is it the fact that you have the ability to accomplish something?
Or is it the relationships that you have with others?
If it is the latter, this is where EQ or Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient comes in. It was defined as the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of yourself. The core idea of EQ is all about understanding your real emotions and being compassionate. You can use your emotions to evaluate other’s emotions, facilitate thinking, and understanding emotional meanings for a strong relationships establishment. Relationships are mostly about “putting yourself in others’ people shoes”. Don’t you agree? Relationships happen everywhere: at home with your family, at school with your friends and teacher, at work with your boss and your coworkers etc. A good relationship is what brings the happiness, love, and success out of you as the driver of your own destiny. This is what EQ is all about.
There is no guarantee that IQ is the only way to determine someone success in life since now that researcher have discovered EQ.
Some people believe that EQ is more important than IQ.
Tell me what are your thoughts about it?