Jessica Figueroa

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cognitive intelligence and emotional intelligence

are those two type of intelligence connected? or someone can be emotionally intelligent and not so much in cognitive intelligence? what is the difference? because our actions are influenced by our thoughts and emotions.

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    Aug 31 2011: We are rapidly turning ourselves into machines with talk of brain function and chemical imbalances and what not.

    Emotion seems to take back seat to rationality and reason but even those two great Gods of the modern age are lacking.

    Emotions tie us together.

    Both intelligences you mention can influence the other (a mindset can affect our emotional state and vice versa) but I'm not sure they are easily defined phenomena.
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    Aug 30 2011: The one is of the heart and the other of the head. Some are wholehearted and others only head. To connect the heart with the mind or the other way round makes it possible that the heart can tell what to do and the mind can tell how to do it. You need both for being whole.
  • Sep 2 2011: Not only do I think they are connected but so is every other piece of us. I also believe we are all connected as one huge energy field.

  • Aug 30 2011: They are connected, both are products of brain function. But no, they are not neccesarily connected in sense you think. Some can have high cognitive intelligence quotient (IQ) and low emotional intelligence quotient (EQ). While others can have low IQ and high EQ. Also there are disputes about EQ and it's predictive value. Having both is important for success:

    Actions should get decided by reason and reason alone. Emotions lead to conflicts and dispute.
  • Sep 8 2011: It is possible that these can be conneted as you could learn aspects and frameworks of Emotional Intelligence and develop an understanding at a 'knowledge' level. Personally I don't believe that this understanding would automatically transfer to a skill that can be observed, and would allow the individual to build rapport with others. Identifying an emotion in another isn't the same as knowing why they are feeling this, and part ofemotional intelligence is the ability to develop the skill of attentiveness to others which allows you to observe what you see and hear without applying your own frame of referncve to it (not assuming that if the person looks like this, and that is how I look when I feel angry, then they mnust be angry). THis can lead to a transference of ideas further where the assumption is that they are operating from the same belief system as we are, because the same things have made them respond. I look at the work of Paul Ekman and deliver a progeramme on Emotional Intelligence based around the development of the ability to identify the core emotions from the facial expression, and it's a fascinating world. For more info I suggest you look to Paul Ekman International website.