At one time it was thought your IQ was innate.
Do you remember taking an IQ test in school? The results were shared with your parents but not you. Having a high IQ apparently didn’t mean you were smart enough to handle the information. Some schools even divided students into the smart classes and the not smart classes.
The Faces of Emotional Intelligence
Research proved that what teachers were told about how smart (high IQ) a student was impacted how well that student did in class. It affected the teacher’s expectations which then affected what they did and said to the student. In the end it affected how well that student did in school.
Now we understand that IQ is not completely fixed. We can grow in the areas tested as IQ.
And now we also understand that success in life is even more affected by your EQ, emotional intelligence. How you understand and handle yourself, your own emotions. And how you understand and interact with other personalities. This, too, is something you can learn and improve.
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