Back in college, Christi and I took an IQ test. We both did very well, but I scored two points more (for the record, I believe the scores were 146 and 148, respectively). For years afterwards, whenever the subject of intelligence came up, I always teased her about how I was smarter.
But the truth is, Christi’s much smarter than me. She is more self-aware, more empathetic, more socially skilled, and arguably more motivated than I. Our IQ may be similar, but I’ve come to realize that her EQ, her Emotional Intelligence Quota, is far and beyond mine. And until recently, I never fully realized just how sexy grey matter really is.