EQ vs. IQ
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 - 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. COMPARISONS
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
Li Ying had a high IQ. She could reason, was analytical and
logical, and had a steel-trap focus on tasks. She learned new
things quickly. However, she ignored how he was feeling and how
others were feeling. If things didn't do the way she expected
them to, she would lose her temper and lash out at others. She
was unable to relate to people who weren't as smart as he was
and lacked empathy. This limited her ability to be effective in
team situations even though her IQ was very high. Jose had a
high EQ. He got along well with people, and managed his own
emotions well. This made him highly effective in his work, even
though there were others in the firm with higher IQs. Jose was
able to consider the emotional component of interactions, using
both his cognitive abilities and his understanding of emotions.
He was able to influence and motivate people because he
understood what mattered to them and was an excellent
communicator. His authenticity and integrity made him a natural
leader. He was flexible and creative when faced with a
challenge, and resilient in the face of temporary defeats. He
was well-liked and well-respected.
Your EQ has more to do with your success and happiness in life
than your IQ and it can be learned.
Knowing how and why vs. Knowing what
Knowing how to motivate each person vs. Treating everying as if
they operated the same way which they don't
Managing emotions and using them for good results vs. Being at
the mercy of emotions because you don't understand them or know
how to work with them.
When you recognize the difference between EQ and IQ, you can
work to develop your EQ. It can be learned but has often been
neglected in our education both at home and at school.