What’s more important in determining life success—book smarts or street smarts?

So let’s understand what is actually IQ and EQ.

IQ only measures our intelligence potential, which has no direct relationship to our present intelligence, as psychologist Robert Sternberg suggested. But even with a high IQ, you cannot succeed if you are not determined enough. You also need to be sociable and creative.

IQ represents abilities such as:

  • Knowledge of the world
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Analysis
  • Memory

EQ is the person’s ability to control, evaluate or express emotions.

  • Controlling one’s own emotions
  • Evaluating how others feel
  • Identifying your emotions

Research has found that individual with strong leadership potential tens to be more emotionally intelligent. high EQ is an important quality for leaders.

Both IQ and EQ play role in success or happiness. But, EQ holds more weight. This includes the ability to perceive emotion, use emotions to facilitate thought, understand emotions, and manage emotions. EQ is something that can be improved over time without the limitation of age or circumstance.