Tuesday, April 24, 2018

EQ Continuum

Most educational systems stress IQ and reason (reading, writing, math, science). You are expected to learn EQ from your care providers, (if they had high EQ they could at least role-model it for you), peer groups, and life experiences. This means that many reach adulthood without the requisite EQ skills. The good news is that you can develop and/or raise your EQ at any age. This is important as estimates are that EQ may contribute at least 80 percent to your success in life. To help you learn to identify low versus high EQ behaviors, picture a metaphorical EQ continuum on which behaviors may be plotted as high, average, or low, based on the positive or negative consequences or outcomes of the behavior.

High                            Average                          Low

 The higher your typical behavioral placement on this continuum, the easier it becomes to identify low versus high behaviors.

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