As humans, we are naturally curious and we always want to predict if we, or someone else, can be successful in the future or not.
After all, if we could forecast the future success everything would be easier. But what if we were ready to accept the fact that it all depended on how we interpreted life?
But how can we do just that?
Well, maybe this might give a hint: A person’s IQ (Intelligence Quotient), EQ (Emotional Quotient), and Love Quotient (LQ) are crucial indicators to evaluate their potential to become successful in life.
While IQ, EQ, and LQ are essential in evaluating success, they are not widely known.
So, without any further ado, let’s get right to them.
All You Need to Know About IQ
IQ measures a person’s intellectual capacity. For most people, it is natural, and a person cannot develop his IQ beyond a limit. Standardized tests are conducted to assess a person’s IQ.
The results are on a numerical scale. For instance, a score of 116 or above is considered above average, while 130 or higher signals a high IQ. If you have ever been curious about what it takes to become a part of Mensa, a society for high IQ individuals, you would only need to have an IQ of 132!
The IQ score is relative: for instance, a 16-year-old’s score will be compared to the average score of all 16-year-olds.
All You Need to Know About EQ
Alternatively, EQ measures a person’s ability to feel and express emotions.
People with high EQ tend to be good at making and sustaining relationships as they are aware of their feelings and have an innate ability to feel what others feel, making them an empath.
Unlike IQ, a person can improve their level of EQ over time. Becoming a better listener, spending time with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and understanding other individual’s perspectives are some methods that help to improve EQ.
Many people have a high level of IQ but a lower level of EQ and vice versa. An absence of either IQ or EQ is undesirable.
Consider a situation where you choose your leader: would you want a leader who is intelligent but lacks emotions or have a manager who understands you but fails to grasp abstract and intellectual concepts?
All You Need to Know About LQ
Let’s face it: people cannot be defined by their intelligence, whether emotional or intellectual alone, right?
There needs to be something else – something that explains pretty much everything else.
Would having sufficient levels of IQ and EQ be enough to lead successful, happy, and healthy lives?
To explain it and to get a more comprehensive view of different quotients, LQ was developed.
Importance of LQ
LQ refers to the love quotient. It attempts to measure a person’s ability to love themselves and others, thus, affecting their ability to form relationships with others.
Jack Ma famously says, “If a person wants to be successful, you should have a high IQ, if you want to maintain success, you should have high EQ, but if you want to be respected you should have a high LQ”.
If AliBaba’s founder believes LQ is crucial for success, it might as well worth the effort to explore it a little further.
How does LQ actually help anyone become successful and happy?
To understand the importance of LQ, imagine a person who does not have a sufficient amount of it in their life. If an individual has high EQ but low LQ, he would be inhibited in coming up with ideal solutions that are mutually beneficial because the choices would not necessarily come from a place of love and kindness.
On the other hand, if a person has a high level of LQ but not such a high level of IQ, that person can still lead a successful professional and personal life. After all, he or she would be able to spread positivity everywhere and, in turn, be liked by others around them. Aren’t all win-win situations centered around the same principle?
Moreover, people with high LQ exhibit high self-esteem, which allows them to experience less anxiety and depression, causing them to lead a happier and more productive lifestyle.
Human behaviour is complex, and it cannot be accurately predicted.
However, understanding IQ, EQ, and LQ can help us better get to know ourselves and others.
So, now that we have had a glimpse of what each of these abbreviations stand for, it would be wise to try to implement them in our lives.
Harnessing the power of IQ, EQ, and LQ might enable us to live a better life in harmony with the ones we love and cherish.