DAILY DIGEST #1: WHY EQ IS BETTER THAN IQ

9 months ago
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IQ is Intelligence.

EQ is Wisdom.

People with high IQ are the brightest in the class. Geniuses or geeks roaming the earth with thick lenses, book in hand, and a permed hair.  Well, probably an exaggeration, I know.


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These are your not-so-ordinary-guys that seem to know all the answers to all of your questions. They are the ones who get hired for a job just because they painted their transcript with A’s and probably A+’s.


But why dropouts like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg are so successful even without college degrees?


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Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Intelligence nowadays is not only measured by how smart or “intelligent” you are, it is also measured by how well you do with other people.

Emotional intelligence is recognizing your emotions and other people’s emotions.  It is how you manage yourself whenever you are around people. EI is the ability to recognize other people’s feelings and tune in to their emotions forging an environment that is beneficial to all.

Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist, developed a framework of five elements that define emotional intelligence:

Self-Awareness

People with high EI are usually very self-aware. When a person knows and understands her emotions, she is confident and she is willing to see herself  as to who she is. She knows her strengths and weaknesses and because of this, she can adapt to every situation she is in.


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Self-Regulation

People who can control themselves can overcome any situation in life. They control their emotions like anger or any impulse to make hasty decisions. They are not afraid of change because they trust themselves that they can come out as winners.


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Motivation

People who are motivated are people who love challenges. Their success is based in long-term goals and they're willing to defer immediate results for long-term success. 


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Empathy

Understanding the people around you, sensitive to their needs and feelings, and their opinions.  They are good at maintaining relationships and they are honest in their ways and not judgemental. They are the most considerate person in the world.


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Social Skills

They are the epitome of a great leader. Subordinates are not afraid to approach them to present new ideas. They don’t own credits for themselves but honor those who have contributed to the task regardless of the degree of involvement. Managing conflicts are their specialty. Excellent communicators, and are masters at building and maintaining relationships.


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To be Emotionally Intelligent, you need to hone yourself to be more observant and sensitive to the feelings of others. Celebrate the success of your department or company by giving credit to those who are involved. Develop your people first instead of taking credits for your own benefit.

Do not allow yourself to “pass the buck” to your employees. Take responsibility as a leader. Be willing to admit that you are wrong and always be honest with it.

Source: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_59.htm

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  ·  9 months ago

i like to be positive, but this is some touchy feely hokum. if all it took was making everyone feel good, we'd still be living in caves. these nerdy thick lensed geeks made it possible for us to sit here chatting about stroking each others feelings, instead of scratching at the dirt every minute of our merest survival. no intent of hurting your feelings but if we spent more time thinking and learning, instead of crying we wouldn't be in the mess we're in.

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  ·  9 months ago

I like your honesty. and thanks for dropping by. I'm not saying that our genius friends' contributions are not important because they are. Having EQ or EI doesn't mean scratching at the dirt every minute. If you read the post, people with EQ are self-regulated. They know how to handle themselves. They have empathy and compassion for the other guy. I don't see anything wrong "stroking each others feelings" as long as it helps the other person back on his toes to keep going. And if I don't care what happens to you as we work together or the other way around, what do you think will happen to the work place? Do you think you will still be able to "make things possible for us" when you have no support from your colleague? You think we got out of the "caves" by just being genius?

Just for the record, I have nothing against those "geeks". Because at one point in time in my life, I was one of them. Not the genius part, just the permed hair LOL. Have a good day, man.

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  ·  9 months ago

Both are required in balance - you can't compare apples and pears. My last g/f had a sharp mind but she suffered from emotional retardation! Such a shame!

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  ·  9 months ago

that's very unfortunate. intelligence is important in all aspects of life. but emotions are the driving force to mobilize ideas. i can have all the bright ideas in the world but if I am not emotionally stable, all is lost. thanks for dropping by.

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  ·  9 months ago

I know we need extremes to push the world forward, but as they say in The Matrix, everything comes at: COST. Someone has to bear that pain...and so the man typing these words takes it.