Why IQ Is Indefinitely More Important Than EQ In The Corporate World!

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    Yes, emotional intelligence is an important component to success in the business world.   However, technical intelligence is more important than emotional intelligence.    Emotional intelligence only takes one so far in the corporate world.    It is technical intelligence or IQ which determines among other academic factors how successful one will be in the business world.   Do you agree with this premise?

    1. Dantex460 profile image60
      Dantex460posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think EQ helps much morally, unless manipulating your way to the top is for you. IQ is defiantly the one, it makes you independent and able.

      1. gmwilliams profile image82
        gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        + a multillion times!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I read Daniel Goleman's book on Emotional Intelligence when it first came out. Firstly, there's been an enormous misunderstanding of what emotional intelligence is. It's been confused with social intelligence. The supposed high E.Q. that so many see as the great success story in business is actually social intelligence. I believe Goleman has since written a book on social intelligence as well. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't have received as much media support. I suspect that's because the people who read it thought they were hearing the same thing as they had heard when they were told about emotional intelligence.

      So let me define emotional intelligence here. Far from being about getting on with people, it's about having the strength of character to do the right thing in a situation, regardless of personal consequences, and it's also about delaying gratification - for the longer term good. Yes, certainly people with high emotional intelligence have compassion for others; but that does not mean the same thing as 'being nice to people for the sake of profit.' In fact, that's the very opposite of emotional intelligence.

      Social intelligence, on the other hand, is about knowing how to appease and get along with people. It's people who have been high in social intelligence for a while now that have ruled business. As a result, we now have endless wars, wage slavery, no medical coverage, etc. all in the name of people who have flattered others to get away with blue murder.

      So is E.Q. more important than I.Q. Bearing in mind that I.Q. (traditionally) only measures the logical and linguistic areas of the brain, it is very necessary in order to get many of the technical, administrative, and organizational tasks done competently. E.Q. is relevant as well. Without the strength of character to do these jobs in an ethical and compassionate manner, we risk becoming a world enslaved to a heartless system.

      As for social intelligence. Nice to have, but honestly? Some cultures are far more direct than others. When one has high emotional intelligence, if someone says that they don't like your dress, one can live with it. It's only people with low emotional intelligence that cannot cope with comments that deal more with truth than with flattery. Of course, people with high emotional intelligence don't go around insulting people 'just because it's truthful.' The old adage is true; if one cannot say something helpful, then don't say anything is all. Silence is golden and empty barrels make the most noise...

      1. sen.sush23 profile image61
        sen.sush23posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Sophia, that's correctly put. I am really surprised to see the sentiments against EQ expressed in this forum, and I think you have guessed correctly- it is because it is misunderstood.

  2. Kevin Peter profile image68
    Kevin Peterposted 6 years ago

    IQ is a value that indicates a person’s ability to learn, understand and apply information and skills in a meaningful way. EQ is about having the strength and capability to do the right thing in a given situation having the IQ.

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 6 years ago

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ)  can be summed up in one old fashioned word: wisdom.   By this I mean the wisdom which could be explained as the loving application of intelligence.  The emphasis being on loving.   That question, "What would love do now?"  Or, "Love the answer - now what was the quesiton?" comes close, I think.

    Intelligence quotient (IQ) might get you that good job, and even some promotions, but it will never bring the inner piece and satisfaction that EQ will.

 
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