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IQ vs. EQ

Since the late 1800s, Intellectual Capacity or Intelligence Quotient (IQ) was thought to be the most significant measurement of human competence and achievement. However, in recent years, the validity and importance of Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient (EQ) has gained appreciation within the scientific community and in the mainstream. A measurement of IQ is essentially a measurement of the relative intelligence of an individual. In other words, it is a comparison of an individual’s mental and cognitive performance compared to the performance of others at the same age. A standardized IQ test measures two primary components, verbal and performance. Since …

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