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Communication Analysis and Application
Journalism & Communication
Pages 3 (753 words)
Which is more important? IQ or EQ? Name Class Professor University Date I. Introduction Traditionally, society has always been biased for Intelligence Quotient (IQ) as the sole measurement of intelligence. It has been thought that to do better at anything, one has to have a superior cognitive intelligence or IQ inorder to succeed.
It has been thought that emotion has no bearing in making an individual do good at anything and as such, irrelevant. Assuming the above notions are valid, one cannot help but wonder why so many smart people are not successful and why many not so smart people succeed. This inquiry is important for me as a student so I can reorient myself on which particular intelligence is more useful to become successful in the future. II. Research Recent studies however has illustrated that IQ is an insufficient predictor of success (Goleman, 1995). As early as 1920, Thorndike has already contended that intelligence is not merely confined to the province of logical-linguistic but extends to the social and emotional dimension. In this study, the bias for IQ as a predictor for success has been questioned given that logical-linguistic intelligence only covers part of of the many intelligence of a person. Since then, emotional intelligence became the subject of study of many organizational behaviorists, managers and psychologists and the research on the subject evolved to become a scientific endeavor that many constructs were developed to test and retest the validity and importance of emotional intelligence. ...
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