Friday, January 30, 2015

EQ vs IQ

  1.  Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is a value that indicates a person's ability to learn,                        understand, and apply information and skills in a meaningful way. The major difference            between EQ and IQ is what part of a person's mental abilities they measure:                                understanding emotion or understanding information. (
      How do we measure a person and why do we feel the need to. How can we truly value those around us. Is it some how instilled in us at an early age or are we born with that need to compare and judge. I know that I have long struggled with my own self doubt of how I measure up and have this past year begun to release some of that. In doing so I am discovering that under neath that lies also envy. Not that my neighbors house is nicer but a deeper feeling that has held me back from truly celebrating another's success. Again I think this stems from  a  lack of  looking at what is and being thankful for how we are wired  and created. This lesson has been played out in our home as each of our children are so unique. Unfortunately the standard of measurement used in schools does not help in celebrating their gifts. We more often or not place value on IQ over EQ but in God's economy it is always the  position of the heart that is most valued.  In Genesis 4-5  it say's "The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast." Thoughts for pondering: can we learn to value others with out comparing, can we be at peace with who we are and how we were created, and how can we rejoice when others incur favor.

Article about EQ


  1. So insightful! It has led me to consider...... really good stuff, Dale.

  2. Oh, btw take the stupid disclaimer off your site. Geesh! You are a writer and guess what a blogger. In fact I am on a blog site right about now writing to you! Would you love yourself! You are fabulous and I consider myself lucky to know that I can call you at anytime for anything. You might be bratty but you'll do it!