Growing in Mindset and EQ

Here is an article from Forbes that talks about how attitude is more important than IQ. Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study shows that your attitude is a better predictor of your success than your IQ. People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new.

Another article from talks about emotional intelligence (EQ) and how it is just as important as IQ when it comes to happiness and success in life. EQ is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. Emotional intelligence helps you build stronger relationships, succeed at school and work, and achieve your career and personal goals.


How to grow in EQ


Here is an article from Psychology Today that talks about how to increase your emotional intelligence (EQ). Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be developed and increased with our desire to learn and grow. Here are some ways to grow your EQ:

  1. Utilize an assertive style of communicating.
  2. Respond instead of reacting to conflict.
  3. Utilize active listening skills.
  4. Be motivated.
  5. Practice ways to maintain a positive attitude.
  6. Practice self-awareness.
  7. Take critique well.
  8. Empathize with others.
  9. Practice empathy.
  10. Learn how to say no.
  11. Listen.
  12. Conjure gratitude.
  13. Turn self-deception into self-awareness.
  14. Develop self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship management skills.