What is the difference between IQ and EQ?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

IQ (intelligence quotient) tests are standard tests of brain strength, measuring things like math, logic, and verbal strength. Like any skill, it can be developed with some heavy mental weight lifting. Another form of intelligence is emotional intelligence (EQ), or the ability to relate to and interact with others. Both of these kinds of intelligence make a difference in your brain’s overall health. Straight IQ may help you perform well on a test, but those with low IQs but high EQs may demonstrate remarkable insights with respect to people, emotions, and other realms of life.


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