What is Positive Intelligence (PQ)?

Measuring Mental Fitness With PQ

Positive Intelligence Quotient, or PQ, is the measure of your Mental Fitness. It’s the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential.

You can boost your Positive Intelligence Quotient significantly with practice.

Measuring Mental Fitness With PQ

How does PQ work?

PQ is the relative strength of your positive Sage vs. negative Saboteurs.

Saboteurs react to challenges in ways that generate negative emotions such as stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt, or worry.

Sage handles challenges through positive emotions like empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action.

Why The PQ Training Program Works

Compared to PQ training, traditional training has a short-term impact for 3 reasons:

  1. Focuses on insight rather than the muscle: For instance, gaining insights into your frustrations doesn’t automatically eliminate them. That requires your mental muscles to shift brain activation.

  2. Treats the symptoms rather than the cause: For example, learning active listening techniques to improve empathy will only have a temporary impact if your deeply-seated Judge Saboteur is not identified and intercepted.

  3. No common operating system: Each training you attend uses a different framework—the 7 steps of managing conflict, the 5 secrets of managing time, etc.—the frameworks compete for mind share, and all fade away.

A Common Operating System

Whether it’s learning to manage conflicts, managing time, or performing better under pressure, all personal and professional development become applications of the PQ operating system:

  • Intercept Saboteurs
  • Issue Self-Command (through 10-second PQ Reps)
  • Employ Sage (Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, Activate)

This simple framework can be used for a variety of applications to boost root-level mental fitness.