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TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENTS - Most important is the last

According to Psychologists, there are four types of Intelligence Quotients:

1) Intelligence Quotient (IQ) 2) Emotional Quotient (EQ) 3) Social Quotient (SQ) 4) Adversity Quotient (AQ)

4 Types of Intelligence Quotients

These are also called 4 IQ or simply denoted as iq eq sq aq.

1. Intelligence Quotient (IQ):

This is the measure of your level of comprehension. You need IQ to solve maths, memorize things, and recall lessons.

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” - Leonardo da Vinci

Theory vs Practice
Theory vs Practice

2. Emotional Quotient (EQ):

This is the measure of your ability to maintain peace with others, keep to time, be responsible, be honest, respect boundaries, be humble, genuine and considerate.

“When wisdom is used for evil. I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.” - Adolf Hitler

Mindfull vs Mindful
Mindfull vs Mindful

3. Social Quotient (SQ):

This is the measure of your ability to build a network of friends and maintain it over a long period of time.

“The fastest way to become rich is to socialize with the poor; The fasted way to become poor is to socialize with the rich.” - Nicholas Nassim Taleb

Metcalfe Law
Metcalfe Law

People that have higher EQ and SQ tend to go further in life than those with a high IQ but low EQ and SQ.

Most schools capitalize on improving IQ levels while EQ and SQ are played down. A man of high IQ can end up being employed by a man of high EQ and SQ even though he has an average IQ. Your EQ represents your Character, while your SQ represents your Charisma.

Give in to habits that will improve these three Qs, especially your EQ and SQ. Now there is a 4th one, a new paradigm

4. The Adversity Quotient (AQ):

The measure of your ability to go through a rough patch in life, and come out of it without losing your mind.

“Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” - Bruce Lee

Failure vs Learning
Failure vs Learning

When faced with troubles, AQ determines who will give up, who will abandon their family, and who will consider suicide. Parents please expose your children to other areas of life than just Academics.

They should adore manual labour (never use work as a form of punishment), Sports and Arts. Develop their IQ, as well as their EQ, SQ and AQ.

They should become multifaceted human beings able to do things independently of their parents.


Finally, do not prepare the road for your children. Prepare your children for the road.

“Experience is a hard teacher because she give the test first, the lesson afterwards.” - Vernon Sanders Law

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