We already know about IQ and even EQ, but there is a new concept that is now drawing attention known as AQ, or adversity quotient. Stephen Cope refers to it in his new book, ‘Soul Friends’: “We might call it a measure of adversity intelligence that examines questions like these: How does one cope with, respond to, and ultimately, what does one do with life’s inevitable challenges… the capacity to come back again and again to complex problems is the most important temperamental component of adversity intelligence. ” Over time, it’s possible to strengthen our EQ and gradually build our resilience.

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