Good News, Nerds! IQ Linked to Emotional Intelligence, University of Illinois Study  
1/25/2013 7:40:07 AM

Smart people have long been portrayed in movies and television shows, like The Big Bang Theory, as socially inept. That is because science has generally considered emotional intelligence, the ability to regard, understand and deal with emotions in oneself and others, and cognitive intelligence as two separate entities. However, a recent study from researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago have found that the pair are not two distinct factors. In fact, they found that, as IQ rose, so too did emotional intelligence.