A new study has been criticised for suggesting that women are less intelligent than men.Scientists concluded that men’s average intelligence quotient (IQ) is four points above women’s because their brains are typically larger.As well as the Legion d’Honneur, a CBE and honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, I have 32 honorary degrees – all of which I’m really proud.Can two romantic partners enjoy long-term happiness if there's a notable disparity in their IQ (or overall intelligence, if you prefer)?I’ve authored some 200 research papers on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and novel mechanisms underlying brain function.I’m the founder of a bio-tech company that researches new approaches to neurodegenerative disorders.
They really make an effort to get along with the people closest to you.The latest study was carried out by Erasmus University in Rotterdam and reignites the controversial debate about how to measure intelligence.Historical bigotry has seen women denied the right to vote and own property, often on the basis that their brains were physically smaller, leading to the incorrect assumption that they are less intelligent.As an example: “A partner like that can be good for telling you when your sister-in-law is manipulating you, without being overly-critical of you or her, and look at ways you could better stand up for yourself,” says Whitbourne. They simply can’t move on until there’s an understanding between you two. “Usually, what you can expect the emotionally intelligent person to do is not launch into a bunch of attacks on the other person," says Whitbourne.“There will be times where they say things that are hurtful or that they regret, but at that point, they can admit it."7. Some spontaneity is good, but there’s a huuuuuuge difference between the guy who plans a last-minute romantic weekend trip with you (knowing in advance that you’d be free, of course), and the guy who gets fired from his third job in a row because he maxed out the company card. “They’ll know their limitations, and they’re not going to get into situations where they’ve really overextended themselves,” says Whitbourne. Emotionally intelligent people are always looking for ways they could be kinder or wiser, including in their own relationships. They check out their reading of a situation with someone else.” says Whitbourne.These alpha types might seek to avoid partners who compete with them intellectually, looking instead for someone to bolster their ego, rather than destroy it.