There is zero correlation between IQ and emotional empathy. … They’re controlled by different parts of the brain.

Daniel Goleman

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“Why Aren’t We More Compassionate?” TED2007. Mar. 2007. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Why Aren't We More Compassionate?" TED2007. Mar. 2007. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from psychologist Daniel Goleman's 2007 TED Talk in which he discusses the reasons why people are not more empathetic, or compassionate. The quote means that how compassionate a person is isn't related to how intelligent they are, as different parts of the brain govern empathy and intelligence. Watch the full TED Talk here: Daniel Goleman - Why Aren't We More Compassionate?