IQ, EQ, SQ, and AQ : The 4 Types of Intelligence You Need to Build Today

According to psychologists, there are four types of intelligence:

  • Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
  • Emotional  Quotient (EQ)
  • Social Quotient (SQ)
  • Adversity Quotient (AQ)

1. Intelligence Quotient is the measure of one’s ability to comprehend, solve maths, memorize things and recall subject matters.

2. Emotional Quotient 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.
In simple terms, people with a high EQ are empathetic and authentic.

3. Social Quotient is the measure of one’s ability to build a network of friends and maintain it over a long period of time.

4. Adversity Quotient is the ability to adapt to and thrive in an environment of change, and also the measure of your ability to go through a rough patch in life and come out without losing your mind. It is a new paradigm and can be used to determine who will give up in face of troubles and may abandon their families. The gauge of how a person responds to difficult situations, basically.

It is one of the most sought-after characteristics of a person in many industries.

Now to the very interesting and analytical part,

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

Most schools capitalize on improving IQ level 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; your SQ represents your charisma. Give in to habits that will improve these three Q’s but more especially your EQ and SQ.

EQ and SQ make one manage better than the other.

Try not only to have a higher Intelligence Quotient but also to have higher Emotional Quotient and Social Quotient.

And to the parents, expose your children to other areas of life than academics. They should adore manual work (never use work as a form of punishment), sport, and art.

Develop their Emotional Quotient, Social Quotient, & Adversity Quotient. They should become multifaceted human beings able to do things independently.

Prepare the children for the rough roads, do not prepare the rough roads for the children.

Check out this educative infographic :

Types of intelligence

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