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Is Emotional Intelligence as important or more important as IQ or not at all?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_intelligence
offers a snapshot of this exciting new measurement and how it might better facilitate human understanding and interaction.

One only needs to witness an "adult" exhibiting an adolescent fit of rage, or temper tantrum to know that age has nothing to do with emotional maturity or awareness.

What are your feelings regarding this subject?

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    Apr 6 2014: William, Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. It can be divided into ability EI and trait EI.

    Criticisms have centered on whether EI is a real intelligence and whether it has incremental validity over IQ and the Big Five personality traits.

    Each has it values and uses and the measurements can be use to advantage and as a measuring stick for the assignment of tasks and duties.

    Since they measure different areas and are designed for specific assessments ... why concern ourselves with pitting one against the other. That would be the equivalent of apples versus oranges.

    Your question and your explanation are vastly different. One asks the importance of one to another ... The explanation stresses the usefulness of the EI.

    Be well. Bob.
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      Apr 8 2014: I think not Bob. A sufficiently emotional intelligent person would understand that the emotional harm they impose upon those around then is almost as detrimental to their own blood pressure as it is to the emotional stability of those who have to endure the tantrums. They would also most likely possess healthier and far more functional forms of expressions than simply raging.

      Not is there any attempt to "pit one against the other" when they can simply be compared for personal preference of importance. I know I would much rather interact with a person who expresses a level of emotionality higher than simply throwing tantrums or condescending authority for example no matter how well informed or skilled they might be.

      Conversely, if a person possesses the IQ characteristics of being sufficiently self-aware, logical and understanding, then there is a very good chance that they also possess an equally sufficient emotional EQ to have little need for tantrums and raging. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Hence my preference of EQ over IQ.

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