Posts tagged IQ
We all know about intelligence: the kind measured by IQ (and Mensa) tests. A measurement of verbal-linguistic and logical-mathematic skills, this appears on first consideration to be an accurate portrait of intellect. Howard Gardner, a psychologist at Harvard, theorized (and popularized) the concept of “multiple intelligences” during the past two decades, a theory which highlights types of intelligence beyond this measure: musical, kinetic, visual-spatial, and more. While critics suggest that some of these so-called More >
Your “I Can” is More Important Than Your IQ by: Roseanna Leaton
You can learn to control your emotional state, to control your reactions to what happens around you, to let go of worries and fears, to feel relaxed and comfortable and confident and so on. You can score as high as you like on an IQ test, but this is not a major factor in determining life success. Without emotional intelligence you won’t be able to apply your knowledge appropriately.
It is important to be More >
Don’t You Just Hate Being Wrong? by: Roseanna Leaton
We like to be right. It’s more comfortable to feel that you were right. No-body likes to be wrong; Being wrong is a minor issue to some people but a real issue to others. Why so? What does being wrong infer, what does it mean, what is so unpalatable about it?
It all boils down to self confidence. Some people’s self confidence, their self-worth , comes from within, whilst for others it comes from the outside. As children growing up we look to others for approval, we are told what we have done is wrong or right. This is a natural way in which More >
Stupid or Smart – Drop Being a Silly Sensible Human, Enjoy the Games that You Choose to Experience by: Pamela Skuse
For eons of time, the mind has been placed upon a pedestal. It has been given the task not only to dominate and control, but to analyse, judge and to inform and through it’s mental theories it has unravelled complicated answers to your confused issues. But due to its ‘figuring out’ abilities it easily becomes stressed, tired and worn out, because it cannot perceive anything beyond what it knows. The mind places restrictions and boundaries on your abilities due to dwelling upon More >
by: Anne Warfield
IQ is your intelligence-your ability to capture information and store it in your brain and then extract it when needed. But all of us have run in to people that are highly intelligent but that lack common sense. So if you are looking for a great leader what are the essential ingredients that make a great leader? What makes one stand out? Why do some people do great at one level of a job but when you promote them they struggle?
By Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company, November 2008.
Review by: Farid A. Muna
Malcolm Gladwell is the bestselling author of The Tipping Point and Blink. His latest book, Outliers, has been on the best seller list of The New York Times for eight straight months, since it was published in November 2008. Gladwell’s engaging and journalistic writing style and his talent for simplifying complex issues, I believe, are his secrets of success. And these are the reasons why his books are both controversial and popular. His latest book is no More >
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE QUOTATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Quotes about EQ
DID YOU KNOW? Ancient Egyptians believed the heart was the center of intelligence and emotion. They also thought so little of the brain that during mummification, they removed the brain entirely from bodies.
“What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ – not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.” –Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.