help me to choose between IQ and EQ...Thank YOU
July 8, 2008 2:58pm CST
My professor (different from the other one who gave us some trouble about learned and educated person) asked us... Which is much important between IQ and EQ? (though both are almost equally important) PLEASE CHOOSE ONLY ONE and tell the reason why you choose that ONE from the other. We will be discussing this topic next tuesday. All ideas are welcome. Please help me decide. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
5 people like this
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jul 08
jhordie I think that in order to get a good job you firstneed a good I.Q. then when you start wo rking you will need to work on'your EQ. but I think brains come first then people skills as you can wo rk on improving people skills but brains you are usually born with.
9 Jul 08
I will choose EQ.. Because most ple have emotions.. and having high IQs doesn't mean that that person will always get his way just because he is smart.. HUmans have feelings, even ple with no IQ knows that.. AND what makes the world goes rouns is not IQ and money, but EQ.. Because of the word, Greed..
• United States
9 Jul 08
Hi Jhordie, I will be choosing EQ or emotional intelligence...I believed that a person who have EQ can manage their life properly since they know how to handle situation and different people. They know when to control their anger and when to react on a particular situation. They don't easily give up nor discouraged. Although, it is great to have both but I believe what is important in this life is we know how to listen to what we feel and with that, we can decide what is best to do!
9 Jul 08
well it's really a tough choice. each has it's own importance and function. guess my answer will depend on what you want out of life. if you want to be successful in your career, especially in the scientific field, then IQ will be your best bet. but if you want to be a successful people-person, then EQ is the obvious choice. if i have to choose, i'll pick IQ over EQ. although human beings are social animals, we don't really need a whole village of friends. a few close ones will stick around even if my EQ is zero. as a matter of fact, my EQ is zero. that's my main problem. i tend to offend people without knowing it. ;p
10 Jul 08
REALLY?! I doubt that you have a ZERO EQ... because you will never have any friends if you totally have NONE. I can say, it is something like being TACTFUL or truthful. They say truth hurts, so don't blame all to yourself. thanks for sharing and making IQ 3 vs 8 of EQ.
• Guangzhou, China
9 Jul 08
I think I will select EQ. I have heard that having high IQ may not lead you to be successful. However, if you have high EQ, it's likely that you will get the success. For example, it doesn't matter that you can not solve out a difficult math question. It matters that you know which one who can help you to solve it. I love China
9 Jul 08
Definitely EQ, because even if you have very high IQ, if you don't know how to use it to your advantage, especially when dealing with people, people may not respect you. With EQ, people will definitely respect you. You will be able to handle situation well to your advantage. This is more important as we live in a society, and dealing with people is part of our everyday life.
9 Jul 08
EQ means Emotional Quotient. It is one of the ways to measure a person’s ability to be successful in life. The phrase was first developed in the 1980s. According to theories of brain function, a high emotional quotient means someone is self-confident, self-aware, and able to navigate through trying emotional times. EQ is often tied directly to the degree of success one may have in the workplace and in personal relationships. Some companies offer services to test the emotional quotient of employees. EQ is a measure of your emotional intelligence, or your ability to use both your emotions and cognitive skills in your life. Emotional intelligence competencies include but are not limited to empathy, intuition, creativity, flexibility, resilience, coping, stress management, leadership, integrity, authenticity, intrapersonal skills and interpersonal skills. IQ or Intelligence quotient on the other hand is a number used to express the apparent relative intelligence of a person that is the ratio multiplied by 100 of the mental age as reported on a standardized test to the chronological age. IQ is the measure of cognitive abilities, such as the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new situations; the skilled use of reason; the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests); mental acuteness; logic and analytical skills. While the IQ can measure concepts like logical reasoning, word knowledge and math skills, many feel it is not adequate in measuring creative abilities or emotional abilities. In fact, some with high IQs do not seem to be particularly adept at maintaining relationships or seem socially awkward at best. For example IQ measurements on most children with autism are typically very high, yet it is well known that these children are burdened by their inability to communicate in other forums. Thus other tests may be administered to evaluate such a child’s ability according to other standardized testing methods. EQ gets you through life vs. IQ gets you through school Appealing to reason and emotions to convince someone vs. Trying to convince someone by facts alone Using your emotions as well as your cognitive abilities to function more effectively vs. Relying solely on your cognitive skills For example Glen could reason, very analytical and logical and therefore had a high IQ. He had a steel-trap focus on tasks. He learned new things quickly. However, he ignored his own feelings and other feelings as well. If things didn't do the way he expected them to, he would lose his temper and get angry and confront them. He was unable to relate to people who weren't as smart as he was and lacked empathy. This limited his ability to be effective in team situations even though his IQ was very high. Johny had a high EQ. He got along well with people, and managed his own emotions well. Hence, he is very effective in his work, more than others in the firm with higher IQs. Johnny was able to consider the emotional component of interactions, using both his cognitive abilities and his understanding of emotions. He had the ability toinfluence and motivate people because he understood their feelings and was an excellent in communicating with them. His being a true person with integrity made him a natural leader and he was popular and respected by his peers. He was able to face temporary defeats and was flexible and creative in facing challenges in work. Therefore EQ has more to do with your success and happiness in life more than IQ does and it can be learned.
10 Jul 08
WOAH! I can't surpass that thought of yours... THANK YOU SO MUCH! I do appreciate your great effort just to help me out on my assignment. If I'll get a high score.... you truly contributed so much for me to achieve that. THANKS AGAIN and MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAY