Sunday 10 September 2017

#246 Tests that are similar to IQ and EQ

I took an EQ test today. 45 minutes long. I felt like the results were accurate. Of course I did. I'd just answered the questions that underpinned them. Was it useful? Maybe. Wikipedia showed there was plenty of cynicism around the concept. As with a lot of personal tests, it was just another piece in a flimsy cardboard jigsaw, whose pieces never fitted together perfectly.

I had to admire the detail of the report though. Dozens of categories. Paragraphs summarising the implications. I scored high on emotional analysis and exceptionally high on understanding their complexity and how they impact our lives. I scored low on resilience and self-motivation.

I sent a link to my dad. I wanted to see if EQ was hereditary. He said he'd take it. I could see him maybe losing patience with the length of the test but if he wasn't too busy, he might get through it. I wondered if his girlfriend would take it too. 

It got me thinking about what other quotients a person could measure, so I Googled it. I found eleven

Intelligence, Emotion, Health, Morality, Courage, Resilience, Finance, Mind, Will, Spirit and Pragmatism.

I was sure half of those overlapped. 

Presumably completion of all the tests increases a person's QQ... their quotients quotient. I might have a go although not tonight. My Can't-Be-Bothered-To-Take-Another-Quotient-Test quotient is quite low so I'll probably do it tomorrow or something.


Running on empty said...

Where did you get the test from?

Fizzfan said...

I done the Myers Briggs one compiled by Jung. I thought it was pretty good.
Not sure how useful these type of things really are but somehow seeing yourself explained in print is interesting (well at least to yourself, but that's the point I suppose)

Helpful if you're thinking about career choices though.

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