Ahmadzai Omar

A Short Overview of What is Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ):

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In this article, we are going to discuss about what is intelligence quotient (IQ), what is emotional quotient (EQ), characteristics and features of each, and will discusses about some other popular quotients in current contemporary age.



Intelligence Quotient (IQ):

Firstly, what is Intelligence?

Intelligence is the ability to contemplate, to learn from experience, to solve a problem, and to adapt to a new situation.

So, what is an intelligence quotient?

An intelligence quotient is a total score derived from a set of standardized tests or subtests designed to assess human intelligence. (Wikipedia)

Emotional Quotient (EQ):

Firstly, as pervious, what is Emotion?

An emotion is a feeling such as joy, surprise, happiness, love, amusement, hatred, sadness, fear, anger, and so on, which can be caused by the situation that you are in or the people you are with. A research indicates that there are 27 various kinds of emotions.

And the Emotional Quotient means the ability to perceive, use, understand, manage, and handle emotions.

Characteristics of a person with higher intelligence quotient (IQ):

-         Having end result personality ( i.e.: what do you want, what would be the end result)

-         Sensitive with emotions

-         Having strong technical skills

-         Having strong perceptual skills

-         Excellence memory

-         Tend to work alone

Characteristics of a person with higher emotional quotient (EQ):

-         Great listeners (i.e.: what do you think?)

-         Good communicators

-         Good advisors and consultants

-         Tend to work in groups and teams

-         Tend to make relationships

-         Self-aware

Which one is better?

People who have higher intelligence quotient (IQ) they tend to be more technical and perceptual than those who have higher emotional quotient, it means those people who have higher IQ become best as employees rather than being the managers and heads and the people with higher EQ will be more likely become mangers and heads of various organizations as they have a good interpersonal skills. It doesn’t means to discriminate IQ; it simply means the value of EQ in our life.

On other hand, the people with higher IQ can be best suited with entrepreneurial mindsets too as they have higher technical skills and more risk takers than the people who have higher EQ.

Some other popular quotients in current contemporary age:

AQ: Adversity Quotient

CQ: Creativity Quotient

AQ: Adaptability Quotient

SQ: Social Quotient

To conclude, both IQ and EQ are playing crucial role in human lives. Having both technical and interpersonal skills will give us a chance to act better and perform better. But the question is here, are these skills developable? Yes, according new researches, IQ and EQ both can be developed and enhanced through out some specific sorts of trainings in each section.


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