Are EQ and AQ more important than IQ for raising children?

Psychologists indicate that life success depends 20% on Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and 80% Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Adversity Quotient (AQ), collectively known as "3Q".

IQ represents abilities to learn or understand, which is the ratio of the mental age to the chronological age multiplied by 100 or a score determined by comparing one's performance to the average scores in the same age group.

EQ means abilities to perceive, assess and manage the emotions of one's self and of others, including:

  • Identifying emotions
  • Evaluating and perceiving how others feel
  • Controlling one's own emotions
  • Using emotions to facilitate social communication
  • Relating to others

AQ is the ability to face and overcome changes and adversities while turning them into opportunities for greater achievement. It is comprised of four CORE dimensions:

  1. C = Control
  2. O = Ownership
  3. R = Reach
  4. E = Endurance

People with high AQs perceive themselves with significant control in adverse situations, hold themselves accountable for dealing with various situations, keep setbacks in their place, and maintain positive.

Can genetic tests assess 3Q?

Popular DNA tests that assess the children's 3Q are:

Which is More Important: Nature or Nurture?

DNA tests enable parents to know their child's genetic framework that creates intelligence. While genes offer our own unique menu, the environment makes the actual selection within the choice available.

Parents should understand that how they structure the environment for development changes the children mentally and biologically, which optimizes their potential. Without opportunities for appropriate challenge, talent and ability may be lost. Hence, the development of intelligence includes both nature and nurture.

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  1. IQ or EQ: Which One Is More Important? 
    (26 February, 2018)
  2. Adversity quotient: Turning obstacles into opportunities (21 April, 1997)
  3. 22Plus
  4. No Child Is Just Born Gifted: Creating and Developing Unlimited Potential (20 April, 2016)

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