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Emotional Intelligence vs Intelligence Quotient

Emotional Quotient (EQ) is a way to measure how a person recognizes emotions in himself or herself and others, and manages these emotional states to work better as a group or team.

Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is a value that indicates a person's ability to learn, understand, and apply information and skills in a meaningful way. The major difference between EQ and IQ is what part of a person's mental abilities they measure: understanding emotion or understanding information.

According to you, what kind of Intelligence is more important to achieve success in our lives, careers ?


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    Nov 28 2013: I think EQ is the key! More so that EQ can be developed and improved over time, where as IQ is more or less set at birth. I just commented on the question if education can solve all problems.


    So (repeating myself ;)) I do think that developing EQ in formal education might be equally important (or at least more important than it is now) as utilizing IQ. Bart Hsi says it very nice i.m.o.


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