Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Is SQ is a set of skills?

Spiritual Intelligence, as distinct from both spirituality and religion, is a set of skills we develop over time, with practice.

Wigglesworth, Cindy. SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence . SelectBooks, Inc.. Kindle Edition. 

Many people have observed that the problem with the concept of spiritual intelligence is that it is difficult to define in measurable terms. For that reason some developmental psychologists have been reluctant to use the term. Cindy Wigglesworth has addressed that concern by defining SQ as a set of 21 skills which can be measured.

If SQ can be measured like IQ, PQ, and EQ then we can assess the level of development of a given individual and the next steps to be taken to grow and develop further. For example, the first skill is “awareness of one's own Worldview.” I sometimes ask people “What makes you tick?” Some people have a thoughtful answer but most seem annoyed, perplexed, confused and will respond, “What are you asking me that for?”

I am asking because I am wondering what your search for truth and meaning has been like in your life and to what extent has it been intentional?

What do you think of the idea that spiritual intelligence can be measured by describing certain skills that a spiritually intelligent person would be competent in?

Join the Spiritual book discussion group where we are discussing The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence during October, 2022.

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