Scientists have argued for years over nature vs. nurture. What impacts your emotional intelligence as you come into your own? Arguably, education is a major factor in the IQ you have. It makes sense if you think about it. The typical human spends the years of 4-18 as a mandatory student for five days a week. That ends up being 180 days out of your entire year, 6+ hours a day, for 13+ years. After that, you have the option to spend another 2-20 years in some form of learning environment depending on what you focus on, be it a college education, the rigors of the military, or something more hands-on like a trade. All of these paths require a further pursuit of knowledge. Can these goals towards intellectual greatness be a factor in your emotional development? Oh, absolutely.
Your emotional intelligence is your capacity to understand, interact and describe emotions in both you and other people. Can you identify when someone is cross with you and make the decisions to fix it? Or do you blow on through other people as you live unapologetically yourself? With careful analysis, there are patterns in emotional capability that are related to how far you went for your education. The more school you have, the more experiences you've gotten with a wide variety of people. The opportunities are statistically larger and therefore bring the most well-rounded and emotionally intelligent folks. Answer a few questions, and we'll take a swing at guessing how much schooling you've got based on that IQ of yours!
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