Ever since psychologists coined the term 'emotional intelligence' the jury is still out on deciding which one is better EQ or IQ. The answer to that may rest in a conversation that took place 26 years ago between psychology professors John Mayer and Peter Salovey in 1987. Salovey and Mayer were discussing a politician and posed the question: How could someone so smart act so inexplicably dumb? To this they came to a conclusion good decision-making requires more than intellect or what we normally call IQ. IQ is an indicator of cognitive capacity one's ability to think and reason.