1 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

2 Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

3 Imam Reza International University, Iran



The evolutionary definition of intelligence has made it a multifaceted concept. Emo-sensory ‎intelligence (ESQ), as integration of emotional intelligence (EQ) and sensory intelligence ‎‎(SQ) is the sensitivity to the emotions evoked by sensory inputs. It puts emphasis on ‎individuals’ ability to recognize, label, monitor, and manage sense-induced emotions to guide ‎one’s behavior and establish emo-sensory communication. Among the studies done on ‎different types of intelligence and effective communication, gender differences have been a ‎recurring theme. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of gender in emo-‎sensory intelligence and emo-sensory communication. To this aim, the emo-sensory ‎intelligence scale (ESIS) was distributed to 1500 participants. The results revealed significant ‎differences between the two genders in ESQ for visual, olfactory, and tactile senses, ‎demonstrating the superiority of females over males. Moreover, a significant difference was ‎found between the two genders in their ability to identify the basic emotions triggered by ‎their senses, and use them in their communications, with females being better than males. ‎