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Are IQs and EQs predictable factors for success?

High IQ & Genius IQ

Genius IQ is generally considered to begin around 140 to 145, representing ~.25% of the population (1 in 400). Here's a rough guide:

-115-124 - Above average (e.g., university students)
-125-134 - Gifted (e.g., post-graduate students)
-135-144 - Highly gifted (e.g., intellectuals)
-145-154 - Genius (e.g., professors)
-155-164 - Genius (e.g., Nobel Prize winners)
-165-179 - High genius
-180-200 - Highest genius
->200 - "Unmeasurable genius"

More notes on High IQ and Genius IQ:
- Einstein was considered to "only" have an IQ of about 160.
- Over 140 - Genius or near genius
- 120 - 140 - Very superior intelligence
- 110 - 119 - Superior intelligence
- 90 - 109 - Normal or average intelligence
- 80 - 89 - Dullness
- 70 - 79 - Borderline deficiency
- Under 70 - Definite feeble-mindedness

Normal Distribution & IQ Scores
The properties of the normal distribution apply to IQ scores:
- 50% of IQ scores fall between 90 and 110
- 70% of IQ scores fall between 85 and 115
- 95% of IQ scores fall between 70 and 130

99.5% of IQ scores fall between 60 and 140

Evaluate whether IQ and EQ are predictable factors to success. Predictable factors to academic success?

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This is a very good question! Before you develop your response to this, it is important to first define what EQ and IQ are. According to Burrack (2007), 'EQ or Emotional Quotient is a measure of your ability to notice and then manage your interior and exterior perceptions of your feelings and then control your reactions.' This means that how you are feeling controls your ability to solve problems and handle situations. If people are able to easily adapt in situations and manage their emotions well, they will excel with ease in the task that they are trying to complete. I have a sister, for example, who falls apart when things become difficult ...

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