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Would you rather have high IQ or high EQ?

Ronny Tang Bing-yuk, 14, Ying Wa College

Thursday, 12 March, 2009, 12:00am

What is more important, EQ or IQ?

Vincent Wong, 17

Wah Yan College, Hong Kong

IQ only measures our intelligence potential, which has no direct relationship to our present intelligence, as psychologist Robert Sternberg suggested. But even with a high IQ, you cannot succeed if you are not determined enough. You also need to be sociable and creative.

9 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: a career in veterinary medicine

I was invited a few weeks ago to a local high school to give a presentation on veterinary medicine as a career. It was a nice change of pace from the busy clinic and it felt good to contribute and help educate children. The school was having a jobs fair and I was a guest speaker to answer their many questions.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Total recall

He solves a Rubik's Cube within 90 seconds and is working on doing so blindfolded.

He can memorise the sequence of a deck of shuffled playing cards in less than two minutes. And Nishant Kasibhatla says he can teach anyone to do the same.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Call for end to 'farcical' US allegations of espionage

Beijing has strongly rejected the United States' latest espionage allegations, denouncing the claims as 'farces' that should come to an end.

'The so-called accusations against China are totally fictitious and have ulterior motives,' Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said yesterday. 'I think everyone is weary of these farces, and they should end.'

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1988

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Children are dumbing down, says expert

Modern living has blunted the problem-solving abilities of Hong Kong children and given them shorter attention spans than previous generations, an educational psychologist testing their IQs believes.

'Today's children have shorter attention spans because they can get answers to everything quickly from the internet,' Raymond Tang Ho-ming said yesterday.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Exam star joins the smart set

The star of this year's Certificate of Education Examination, Ho Hoi-lam, 14, who scored eight A grades, a Level 5* in Chinese and Level 5 in English, has joined a number of famous people in the smart league.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

IQ and EQ are both important

Some people say that a person's intelligence quotient (IQ) is more important than their emotional quotient (EQ). Others say that EQ is essential to our survival.

I think both are equally important.

The absence of either would give you a big disadvantage.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

NY fashion boss knows how to take it easy

For the international creative director of a burgeoning fashion conglomerate, Richard Hand is surprisingly easygoing. 'If you're uptight, other people are uptight,' he said. The New Yorker oversees Global Retail's umbrella of labels and was in town for Monday's EQ:IQ spring-summer preview at the Bethanie Hall. The French label is one of many on Global Retail's growing roster.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Taiwan bureau denies spying accusations

Taiwan's National Security Bureau has denied it commissioned the Foundation on International and Cross-Strait Studies (Fics) to gather intelligence on the mainland.

It said it had entrusted the foundation to conduct some academic research, but that had nothing to do with intelligence gathering.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

The thin line

Genius is not a trait I associate with journalism. I have worked with many capable journalists: one former editor could, scarily, glance at a computer screen for a split second and remark that the sixth word in paragraph 12 was misspelled. But none had, as the dictionary defines the term, 'extraordinary intellectual and creative power'.

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Thursday Think Tank

Five things we're all wondering about...

1. Teenagers who abuse drugs do poorly in IQ testing ... gee, the next they'll discover is that people who drink a lot can't drive very well.

2. More Hong Kong women opt to stay single ... it's hard to find a soulmate when every guy in town is lining up like geeks at the comic books festival.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Many teenagers who abuse drugs do poorly in IQ test

Teens who abuse drugs are left with lower mental abilities, with some users functioning at levels classified as mentally retarded, a youth worker group said yesterday after presenting results of a three-year study.

28 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Summer sessions on covert surveillance bill

Lawmakers have lost the race to avoid working through the summer recess on the government's bill to legalise covert surveillance.

Yesterday, the bills committee examining the measure agreed to call for a special session on August 2 to pass the law.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am