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02-28-2002, 08:38 AM
Are this two quotients negatively correlated?
I have a fairly high IQ but score poorly on EQ.
02-28-2002, 09:06 AM
Measuring IQ is dubious.
Measuring EQ is BS.
02-28-2002, 12:39 PM
Oh, I'm not so sure about that. I have a lot of difficulty discounting the importance of tests I score high on.
Now, the old Course 230 - that was BS!
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Dr T Non-Fan
02-28-2002, 12:51 PM
I'm not familiar with EQ. Please use full words of less popular phrases before replacing with the acronym.
02-28-2002, 12:53 PM
EQ = Economics quotient?????
We talked about EQ a bit in my psychology class; it's a measure of emotional intelligence, or "street smarts." The scores are usually positively correlated, but not by much.
02-28-2002, 01:47 PM
"EQ" = Emotional Quotient
I would think it is a common enough term that it did not require definition before being used. I'm not quite sure exactly what it is (I don't think "streets smarts" is quite right, it's more of a personal interaction thing), but it is still a fairly common abbreviation
04-04-2002, 01:12 PM
EQ sounds like it was invented for to make those with low IQ's to feel better.
04-04-2002, 03:00 PM
I thought it was invented to try to explain why IQ does not correlate better with "successful" people, especially leaders.
Double High C
04-04-2002, 04:58 PM
I thought that it was invented to sell books.
I think it's supposed to knock geniuses with no social skills off their high horses.
04-06-2002, 01:29 PM
My understanding of this concept is that both EQ and IQ are needed for success and high levels of both are needed to succeed.
However, IQ reaches a point (in most Professions), where increased levels don't add to success. Conversely, EQ does not seem to exhibit diminishing returns with respect to success.
08-26-2007, 05:00 AM
EQ>IQ Now matter how smart you are, you will have to deal with other people. My lack of emotional intelligence has hinder my academic record, professioal success, and not mention mentally stablity! Now that I have a greater understanding of others, I am much more focused on my work, and have greater capicity for dealling with all types of people. Just saying...
08-26-2007, 05:44 AM
smells a little fishy. If I take on online IQ test, my score has a bit of an upward bias because I've seen some of the math, and likely done tests like it more than the average joe, but the test does generally have a "right" answer. I tried an online EQ test, the questions are all soft questions where you have to be honest with yourself, I think people with low EQ's are more likely to not recognize what things they are doing wrong. My understanding of IQ is that it is somewhat inate, I expect to have about the same IQ at 18 as 48, EQ seems to naturally increase with age the more life experiences most people have the higher there EQ will be. On that note a genius with a low EQ could likely raise it quite easily, whereas an "emotional genius" would have quite a time increases there IQ. :rant:
In most professions EQ is more important than IQ, I think in actuarial there is a minimum IQ I'm guessing around 110 below which it doesn't matter how empathetic you are you won't be able to do the job. but for person A with IQ 150 eq 20 or person b with IQ 120 eq 40 person B will likely be more succesful. There are other professions where the IQ would be more important, like research scientists.
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