IQ if it had to be out in simple terms is how smart or clever you a person is. Tests can be performed to determine brain strength by measuring things like math, logic, and verbal capabilities. It is like any other skill a person possesses. It can be developed with some heavy mental weight lifting.
Another form of intelligence that many people are starting to understand is emotional intelligence (EQ). It is the ability to relate to and interact with others. Together with IQ these intelligences make a difference in a person’s brain’s overall health.
Straight IQ may help you perform well on a test, but those with low IQs but high EQs may demonstrate remarkable insights with respect to people, emotions, and other realms of life.
For most people, emotional intelligence (EQ) is more important than one’s intelligence (IQ) in attaining success in their lives and careers. As individuals our success and the success of the profession today depend on our ability to read other people’s signals and react appropriately to them.
EQ reflects a person’s ability to empathize with others:
- identify, evaluate, control and express emotions ones own emotions;
- perceive, and assess others’ emotions;
- use emotions to facilitate thinking, understand emotional meanings.
To be successful, emotional intelligence has an importance as great as mathematical intelligence. Employers are increasingly looking for more people with emotional intelligence. Researchers have shown that our success at work or in life depends on Emotional Intelligence 80% and only20% of intellect.
To make the calculations or to process information Emotional intelligence (EQ) allows us to be more creative and use our emotions to resolve our problems along with our intellect.
Unlike logical-mathematical intelligence, which suffers insignificant modifications once the end of adolescence, emotional intelligence can be developed over time, free of age limit, with the condition that it is provided the necessary attention and effort to it.
Therefore, each one of us must develop the mature emotional intelligence skills required to better understand, empathize and negotiate with other people — particularly as the economy has become more global. Otherwise, success will elude us in our lives and careers.