Back in college, Christi and I took an IQ test. Â We both did very well, but I scored two points more (for the record, I believe the scores were 146 and 148, respectively). Â 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. Â She is more self-aware, more empathetic, more socially skilled, and arguably more motivated than I. Â Our IQ may be similar, but I’ve come to realize that her EQ, herÂ Emotional Intelligence Quota, is far and beyond mine. Â And until recently, I never fully realized just how sexy grey matter really is.