Emotional Intelligence is not new; however it is described as the new yard stick to measure a person’s success, along with their IQ and the skills they have developed over time.

The IQ / EQ relationship

IQ is set; it peaks when a person is 17 and remains constant throughout adulthood and decreases during old age.

EQ is not fixed; Emotional Intelligence and emotional skills develop over time, they change throughout life and most importantly they can be improved through training and remedial programs as well as therapeutic techniques. This fact supports the argument of the value of contributions made by older people in the workplace.

However, intellectual intelligence (IQ) is usually less important in determining how successful we are than emotional intelligence (EQ). We all know people who are academically brilliant and yet are socially inept and unsuccessful. What they are missing is emotional intelligence.

IQ measuring has existed for much longer than EQ measuring. The first modern IQ test was developed by Alfred Binet in the early 20th century. Since then, many modifications on intelligence quotient testing have been made. Currently an IQ test involves a set of standardized questions for which one receives a score, similar to EQ tests.

In 1905, two French psychologists Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon developed the first formal intelligence test specifically to “weed out the feeble minded children” who would not benefit from the publicly funded education system. It was not until the 1940s that David Wechsler, one of the fathers of IQ testing in the US, urged that the “non-intellective aspects of general intelligence be included in any complete admissible measurement.

While the IQ can measure concepts like logical reasoning, word knowledge and math skills, many feel it is not adequate in measuring creative abilities or emotional abilities. In fact, some with high IQs do not seem to be particularly good at maintaining relationships and may appear socially awkward at best.

For example IQ measurements on most people with autism are typically very high, yet it is well known that these children are burdened by their inability to communicate in other ways.

Arnab Ghosh

My name is Arnab Ghosh. I have been working as a Corporate professional for the past 19 years. After completing my graduation from City College {University of Calcutta}, I started my career with R.S.Software India, followed by Vedika Software Pvt.Ltd. Have worked with industry giants such as Convergys, Satyam Nipuna Services, Wipro BPO, Tata Teleservices Limited, Aircel, TaxiForSure, Brainware University among others. I am a certified trainer from Aircel Academy – Manager As a Coach & Trainer. I have also completed certifications from TBO Academy & Alison Education in the field of “Soft Skills“, the knowledge of which I apply to my students at my University regularly. I have also successfully completed “The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing” certification from Google and “Digital Marketing Course” from TBO Academy. I was awarded “Google Analytics for Beginners” certificate by Google after successfully completing their course. I have achieved CEFR level B2 (Upper Intermediate) in a test of English proficiency from the British Council English Score. I am a bundle of drive, energy, commitment, and dedication and firmly believe in living my life in my own terms, be it working my heart out to achieve business targets or enjoying my spare time doing things that give me joy and feelings of contentment. My hobbies include reading books & listening to music and blogging. I sincerely believe that one should never lose focus in life and that one has to put in a lot of hard work & effort to reach the top.