Distinctions Between EQ And IQ Infographic

Distinctions Between EQ And IQ Infographic

Is emotional quotient more important for the development of children's intelligence quotient?

Psychologists point out that emotional quotient (EQ) and adversity quotient (AQ) have 80% effect on a person's lifelong success, while intelligence quotient (IQ) only accounts for 20%, which is called "three quotients".


IQ refers to the ability of learning or logical thinking. The calculation method is to multiply the ratio of mental age and actual age by 100 or compare the intelligence test performance of the tester with the average score of the same age group.

EQ is the ability index to understand, evaluate and manage the emotions of oneself and others

  • Recognize your emotions

  • Deconstruction and cognition of others' feelings

  • Maintain emotional self-control

  • Managing emotions and promoting interpersonal relationships

  • Trust with others

Adversity quotient is the ability to face and overcome changes and difficulties, and turn crisis into opportunity

  • C = control

  • O = owned

  • R = range

  • E = Continuous

Those with higher adversity quotient think that they can control adversity and are willing to take responsibility and deal with different situations actively; Even if repeatedly frustrated, still can persevere forward, and always maintain a positive mood.

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Important Distinctions Between EQ and IQ

Intelligence Quotient

Merriam-Webster defines IQ as “a number used to express the apparent relative intelligence of a person. Determined by either the ratio of the mental age to the chronological age multiplied by 100 - or a score determined by one's performance on a standardized intelligence test relative to the average performance of others of the same age.”

Emotional Quotient

Emotional Quotient (EQ) is defined as an individual’s ability to sense understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate higher levels of collaboration and productivity. EQ is often referred to as emotional intelligence as the terms are interchangeable.

Emotional Quotient


    Understand something without the need for conscious reasoning.


    The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.


    The expression of human creative skill and imagination


    The use of imagination or original ideas to create something


    Knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.


    A reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way

Intelligence Quotient


    reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity.


    The faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information.


    The principal method of human communication


    The condition of being abnormally or extremely active.


    Focus all one's attention on a particular object or activity.


    The ability to seized information and incorporated it into your own knowledge

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