This article is reprinted with permission. Keld Jensen is the Managing Director of MarketWatch Center for Negotiation, an associate professor at Copenhagen Business School, and a speaker and consultant. He has written 16 books on the topics of negotiation and business communication. Learn more about him at his website.
Intelligence isn't overrated. It's just wrongly defined.
Thank you very much for this reality check. I have found that taking an IQ test and scoring high allows intelligent people to be lazy, and not develop their brains to it's full potential. They often think that they have a high IQ and can use that as an excuse.
i remember within last 2 weeks, I checked my vocabularies and I surpassed all the marks of foreign learners.They said that the highest foreign English learners got between 3.000 to 9.000 marks while I got 11.900marks. To me it was unbelievable because I didn't know. I could pass all foreign learners. Who can learn 200 words everyday? I did it marvelously!
@4f801dec7b5b4bf294b64c2ed73befc7:disqus Let us not worry because mr writer said there are hopes for those who didn't graduated universities. am holding 2 years Diploma and 3 years experience. so what I need to do is to master the English. I had been reading books and notes past 6 hours which is there are hopes for those including me who believe they are disadvantaged because I saw job descriptions saying ' degree/bachelor.'
Thanks a lot
At 24, I wanted to join MENSA, so took an IQ test: 128. I've been depressed many years, wasn't able to finish my college education, couldn't hold on to jobs very long because I constantly got in trouble with people, my relationships were a never-ending drama - I just didn't know myself. I really got to know myself through bodywork and experience-based therapy putting great emphasis on emotional and body awareness - coaching for my EQ, MQ, BQ. I feel so much more alive and whole now, and the job/relationship/education construction sites are finally coming along nicely, too. AND I get to enjoy my intelligence, too.
Honoring my son's life today...he passed on this day in 2005, age 35, and he is lovingly remembered and loved and blessed! xxoo Forever, Mom
My son, Jeff, born in 1970, was a musical savant, IQ 158. He passed on this day, cinco de Mayo, in 2005, at 35 yrs. of age, from complications of paranoid schitzophrenia. I am recalling fondly, one comment he made to me when he was about 17: "Mom, you are the best mom and I love you ~ you are such a 'June Cleaver'....and, Mom, nobody cares about our 4.0s! I miss Jeff so much, but believe he is leading the band in the stars. The band he began in the 90's in LA, was BONEYARD.
It was a great article. In fact it was a truth. I have always been a person who was good in academics. I use to think that only studies are the most important thing. But now the phase I am facing in my life has shown that my EQ, MQ and BQ is very low and this has resulted in my IQ level too. Its very hard to bring all the things together but yes I think keeping track of my EQ, MQ and BQ will help me out and bring me back to my level again. thank you.
I can't believe someone would guess exactly myself. I am that way. I developed IQ and I only deal who I trust by just reading the face of the person because I have skills to know what type persons are without even asking a question. I remember one time I saw unskilled man who was guilty of something very bad I then wrote him to understand me or ready for worst. He really thought was from Secret Service and some told me he later ran. About EQ, MQ and BQs have suffered from EQ which goes as far as nothing else but sometimes some of those are there but they can only function after IQ approves. If one hurts and the hurts hurt lot EQ can't work untill heeling happens. If me wrong and am gestured normally I don't jump until I make sure how far the person proves. it is only after that I make decisions because I can't be enough fool to pour my heart with first phrase. There is need that the subject details because he or she may think am not understood but also sometimes I see many things people talk and I don't understand. EQ is just a matter of activating because some disliked actions deactivated.I believe I can survive but am not very perfect. I must thank this writer 1million for letting me know my shortcomings and offering advice. I have to add what everyone would benefit.
Thanks for this very simple and understanding talk about brains.
Great article in a world where scoring more marks is treated as the No.1 aspect of success..
Thank You so much for sharing...)
Is the spelling error in the title to see who notices? (Relly)....just wondering.
Great points, Keld! This shows, in part, the value of balance. It takes a little of this and a little of that to reach our goals. Your post also shows how much power people possess in reaching goals, because we can all increase our EQ, MQ and BQ. Thanks for making time to write your post!