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An intelligence quotient, or IQ, is a score derived from one of several standardized tests designed to assess intelligence. The abbreviation “IQ” comes from the German term Intelligenz-Quotient, originally coined by psychologist William Stern. When modern IQ tests are constructed, the mean (average) score within an age group is set to 100 and the standard deviation (SD) almost always to 15, although this was not always so historically. Thus, by construction, approximately 95% of the population scores within two SDs of the mean, i.e., has an IQ between 70 and 130 [wiki]
The details about the I.Q describes how we calculate and assess the intelligence level of an individual and based on this analysis conclude about the behavior and attitude of an individual. Let us now talk about emotional quotient.
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. Various models and definitions have been proposed of which the ability and trait EI models are the most widely accepted in the scientific literature. Ability EI is usually measured using maximum performance tests and has stronger relationships with traditional intelligence, whereas trait EI is usually measured using self-report questionnaires and has stronger relationships with personality. Criticisms have centered on whether the construct is a real intelligence and whether it has incremental validity over IQ and the Big Five personality dimensions.[wiki]
Since we are done with a brief introduction about the two schemes let us now talk about the DEXTERITY QUOTIENT.
Dexterity quotient is a concept which deals with not only the intelligence part of our brain and not just the emotional level but also with qualities like patience, courage, spirit and other factors. If we observe the life of an individual or a society as a whole, we will find that its not the intelligence or emotions that led us to a healthy life. Rather things like patience,courage,spirit, determination,hobbies etc. plays a much important role. Thus judging an individual on the basis of old concept cannot be regarded as the perfect one.
What I mean from D.Q is to asses an individual through various phases of comprehensive tests each divided into various sub phases and each with appropriate time interval.
The test should first begin with a general I.Q test that comprises of common series and figure patterns etc. Score gained in this phase should be given 20% weightage as a whole.
This stage score weighs 20%
The second phase should comprise of testing the emotional quotient through a series of tests and observations. The results gained should be given 30% weightage.
This stage score weighs 30%
The third stage is meant to assess the courage of an individual. this test should comprises both written tests and personal interview. The candidate should be given various situations that could assess their courage and determination and based on their response, they should be marked out of minimum possible 10.The interview should be designed as such that candidate must not have a prior experience or practice to deal with the situation. This well helps to get genuine results. It may consist of a sudden appearance of some one know to the individual, or a photo or video that could be violent e.tc and candidate being asked to give their opinion.
This stage score weighs 30%
The fourth stage deals with spirit and patience. This stage should comprises of tests both physical and psychological that could assess the maximum possible patience of an individual. This stage too can have personal interview, group task, commanding task, group visit to places or sharing of common living area for a certain time period etc. there should be close observation of each and every individual and each and every activity of the individual must be taken into consideration while awarding him/her the score.
This stage score weights 10%
The fifth stage deals with choice and hobbies. The candidates must be assessed based on their hobbies what ever it may be and instead of just asking questions, they should be assigned works/duties related to their hobbies and should be assessed based on this.
This stage weights 5%
The sixth stage deals with memory. It assess an individuals capacity to remember a thing. Candidate will be given some documents based on various topics and asked to learn all of then in a fixed time period, later on they should be asked to explain them, this stage weights 5%.
This stage score weighs 5%
If the suggested method with some changes is accepted, I believe we may be able to judge an individual correctly and assign him/her the best suitable work possible for him/her.this will also solve the issues related to selection of individuals in sensitive jobs like army, civil service etc. Each individual has a capacity to excel in every field, however they only vary in degrees.