Patience/Ability to Delay Gratification >> Self-Efficacy > IQ & Conscientiousness
I was talking about the singularity with a ph.d. psychologist who'd just discovered the concept last night...and I brought up my opinions on Patience > IQ. Her line is that Patience >> IQ is as settled as that IQ is real. And she directed me to this guy, among the most respected psychologists in the world...who says:
The ability to delay gratification at age four is twice as good a predictor of later SAT scores as IQ.