Breaking ground with personal intelligence

People take online IQ tests, personality tests, tests to see what careers they should have in the future, and which characters they are on Star Trek. But what about the other kind of test – the test that tells you how much you know about yourself and others?

Well, until recently, that test didn’t exist.


John D. Mayer’s new book about personal intelligence. PHOTO/ Catie Hall.

John D. Mayer, internationally known psychologist at the University of New Hampshire, has published a theory called Personal Intelligence into a book. He’s spent years working on it, and now he’s making test questions with two other psychologists in order to test his theory.

To find out the history of the intelligence, emotional intelligence, and Mayer’s process as he discovered his new theory, read on.


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