Every now and then, IQ or intelligence quotient is used to measure the intelligence of a person with the average IQ being between 90 and 110. But there is something else that is as important as IQ -it is called EQ or emotional quotient.
EQ is a forgotten concept today where we are constantly asked to forget about or emotions and make emotion-free decisions (if that can ever be a thing).
As per Collins dictionary EQ is, ‘a (notional) measure of a person’s adequacy in such areas as self-awareness, empathy, and dealing sensitively with other people.’ The stronger your EQ, the better you are at dealing with emotions – yours and others’.
According to Psychology Today, “Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: emotional awareness; the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving; and the ability to manage emotions, which includes regulating your own emotions and cheering up or calming down other people.”
So why exactly is EQ so important? The answer is around you. Look at the world. Now imagine that if most people dealt sensitively with others, recognising their emotions and having control over themselves, how much better will the world become? Could EQ be an aid in stopping inhumane activities, terrorism, greed or violence? Food for thought.
The higher your EQ, the lesser prone you are to mental health issues. Every person belonging to the fast paced life of today suffers from mental breakdowns. If you had a better understanding of how you feel and could address it, you could improve your mental health drastically which would in turn affect the other parts of your life, positively.
So how much is your EQ? Take a test – TEST MY EQ.