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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Breakthrough Results

© Shirzad Chamine, 2021

Breakthrough Research

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. 

Research included: 

  • Hundreds of CEOs

  • Sales, operations, and technology teams

  • Stanford students

  • Elite athletes

  • 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.