I think my Passion Quotient is at a decent level with some room to grow. I do my job at school as a high school science teacher and technology facilitator to the best of my ability. I have brought some new things to my school in the past 5 years: a new website, a new student information system and grading system, a new operating system(Linux) for all school computers, and a network-wide management of user login and Internet filtering. I'm not afraid to try new things and to find the best way – probably partially due to my Curiosity Quotient.
I think my Curiosity Quotient is also at a decent level, but there is always room to grow. I like to figure out how things work and I am very persistent in solving problems – never giving up until I find some kind of solution. My wife will tell you how much I love doing research and figuring out charts and graphs of data. One year ago all of my computers used Windows and the 100 some computers at school were Windows XP as well. One year later after doing much research into the various types of Linux distributions and testing it on my computers (with a lot of troubleshooting), I've switched all of my personal computers to Linux and all but 15 of the computers at school are Linux as well(saving the school thousands of dollars). I like learning knew things – even new languages, using Duolingo.com to refresh my Spanish and learn some German as well. Curiosity is one of my motivators in life.
For a visual presentation of my P.Q. and C.Q., click here.
Friedman, T.. (Jan 30, 2013). It’s P.Q. and C.Q. as Much as I.Q. In The New York Times. Retrieved Dec 9, 2013, from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/opinion/friedman-its-pq-and-cq-as-much-as-iq.html.