Positive Intelligence 101
Measuring Mental Fitness (PQ)
Mental fitness is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur). Saboteurs react to challenges in ways that generate negative emotions such as stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt, or worry.
Your Sage handles challenges through positive emotions like empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action.
The relative strength of your positive Sage versus negative Saboteurs is called PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient). 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 PQ significantly with practice.
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Self Sabotage Assessment: positiveintelligence.com/assessments
© Shirzad Chamine, 2021
Within 6-8 weeks of mental fitness training you'd be able to see the results in MRI imaging:
Increased grey matter in the PQ Brain region, where your Sage lives
Decreased grey matter in the Survivor Brain region, where your Saboteurs live
PQ is a synthesis of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science.
Hundreds of CEOs
Sales, operations, and technology teams
400,000 participants from 50 countries
This research was summarized in Shirzad Chamine's book Positive Intelligence, a New York Times bestseller, translated into 20 languages.
The research reveals that:
Saboteurs and Sage live in entirely different regions of the brain.
You can cause a dramatic shift in brain activation to weaken Saboteurs and boost Sage.
3 core muscles constitute mental fitness.