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I.Q., E.Q., and Life Experience

Updated on September 1, 2016


There are a number of tests you can take, both online and off which will measure your Intelligence and give you a number. 100 is average, over 130 is gifted, over 160 is genius.

These tests are a mixture of academics and logic. Your vocabulary is tested, your mathematical ability, your capability of recognising patterns, deduction, etc.

Having a High I.Q. (Intelligence quotient) means you will probably do well in
academic subjects. You will probably enter college and go into the
professions. Or, become a very successful conman.

If you have a low I.Q., you'll not do well at school. You will probably go into lower
level employment and might become the prey of the successful conman, unless
you consider yourself dumber than everyone else and so assume other people
are trying to trick you.


There are various tests you can take which will rate your emotional intelligence.

The importance of emotional intelligence is the difference between life and death.

I am not overstating.

People with high emotional intelligence can 'feel' something is 'wrong' .
By the slighest clues, they pick up danger, (whether, physical, financial
or emotional, and escape.

They know how to talk to people, they know how to pacify and they 'get over'
with less trouble than others.

Those with low emotional intelligence usually get their noses punched, rarely get
what they want. Their inability to pick up on the feelings or attitudes of others is
a severe handicap.

The clerk who is fuming will lash out at the abrasive customer, the thug on the
corner, may see if his glock is loaded.

This is the importance of Emotional Intelligence.

Life Experience

Been there, done that; is the basics of Life Experience. Those who learn their lessons know how to function successfully, those who don't learn, repeat.

Some people claim to have practiced their profession for 30 years; they have practiced for one year, thirty times. Some people take life as a learning experience, and increase their knowledge every day. Some people never learn.

Some people learn how to be here now, and can focus, some are always thinking of what happened or what is going to happen, so aren't here.

Putting it all Together

The problem with these various
categories is that they aren't
combined on a test, but are in life.

One might have an I.Q. of 170 but
be extremely stupid in real life.

They may be unable to connect
with people, understand simple
protocols, or catch the interplay between others.

Academic learning has very little survival value when you've offended someone
who has a very short fuse..

Some people are virtually psychic when it comes to others, but bobble around
in a daze because they don't understand themselves.

There are people who learn from the mistakes of others, people who learn from
their own mistakes, and then, there are those who never learn.

They are just as stupid at 65 as they were at 16.

Those with reasonably High I.Q.s and E.Q.s do very well because they know
how to 'package' themselves for the greatest benefit. Coupled with life
experience which they recognise, will make them successful.

Other people like them. Other people will go the extra mile for them. Although
they may be scorned by presumptuous and pretentious folks they seem to be
happier than their peers.

This is because it takes more than one category to be successful in life

Understanding Life

Life is made up of various features.
It isn't a textbook.
It doesn't conform to algorithms.

Let us take reality.

1. Your office is five miles southeast of this corner. Logic states
that you should reach it within 7 1/2 minutes travelling at 40 m/p/h.

2. However, travelling on this road means it will take you one hour because
of the traffic.

3. If you drive west for two blocks, then south, you'll be able to get on a less
travelled road which with a few twists and turns will get you to the office
in ten minutes.

4. If you realise the traffic starts at 7:30 and thins by 8:45, you can make the
office by 9 leaving just after 8:45.

The first idea is I.Q. it is all measurement.
The second is reality.
The third is E.Q. where you deal with each aspect singlularly.
The fourth is life experience.

Putting them together, you will succeed.


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    • qeyler profile image

      qeyler 5 years ago

      thank you

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      May Galnou 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Interesting hub. You are right - no one test can measure a person's true overall intelligence, but they're an interesting indication. Voted up and interesting.

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      qeyler 5 years ago

      The Emotional Test is all the rage now; I'm sure a Google will turn up a few dozen. Many business people are giving versions of it to potential employees. They find it's not so much the I.Q. but the E.Q. which gives some insight as to the possibilities of a potential employee

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      Swinter12 5 years ago from Earth

      This is a very interesting topic. I had heard of the I.Q. test, but never the emotional one... I now feel like taking that one.

      Personally, I think the I.Q. test might leave some people disadvantaged, since it's as you said a "mixture of academics and logic" and sadly, not everyone disposes of a good educational system.

      Voted up and Interesting.

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      Johan Smulders 5 years ago from East London, South Africa

      LIfe is more than IQ, its being the best you!

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      Starmom41 5 years ago


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      qeyler 5 years ago

      It is important not to focus on one aspect of a person's presentation.

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      Starmom41 5 years ago

      I'm leery about most "online" stuff, especially "online I.Q. tests;" and I was also told ages ago that I.Q. testing can only be accurate if the person is between 15-18 years of age. Of course that viewpoint may have changed.

      Interesting hub, though, and I agree the other I.Q. forms are very important, too.