IQ - A number that signifies the relative intelligence of a person; the ratio multiplied by 100 of the mental age as reported on a standardized test to the chronological age. IQ is primarily used to measure one's cognitive abilities, such as the ability to learn or understand new situations; how to reason through a given problem/scenario; the ability to apply knowledge to one's current situations. It involves primarily the neo cortex or top portion of the brain.
EQ - A measure of one's emotional intelligence, as defined by the ability to use both emotional and cognitive thought. Emotional intelligence skills include but are not limited to empathy, intuition, creativity, flexibility, resilience, stress management, leadership, integrity, authenticity, intrapersonal skills and interpersonal skills. It involves the lower and central sections of the brain, called the limbic system. It also primarily involves the amygdala, which has the ability to scan everything that's happening to us moment to moment to see if it is a threat.
It is hard to compare these two values , EQ and IQ.
Maybe , it depends on the situation.
And the answer of this question sometimes shows the system of values of the person.
Then ,,, "of course!! EQ is more important !!!"
It is important for us to have IQ, and so it is for EQ. They both are really important and all should have a high level of it. However it is better to do the action, than to speak about the action and do the opposite of it--due to poor emotion management.
God made us as intelligent beings. He wants us to follow Him and not be a victim of "poor emotional managment" or having little to no knowledge at all. So it's important that we exercise both of them--but it is better to perform what is to be, then to talk greatly about something we should do and not do it at all.
I'd say it is the EQ, because it's one thing to have a good IQ and know knowledge--but it's another thing when you get emotionally invovlved with something and don't know how or when to use it. It is better for a person to know how to manage their emotions, than for a person preach on things they know they and others should be doing yet they do them not due to their inability to go with what they know (due to giving into emotions rather than overcoming it in situations given).
human beings are social animals therefore our social life n the way we intereact with people plays a very important role in our life thats why i think EQ is more important as if have high EQ no matter what field you are in u can easily achieve success.
even in personal life EQ plays a very important role for any succesful relationship.
IQ signfies intelligence but unless u have a good EQ u won't be able utilize your IQ to its opitum level.