Emotional Intelligence Test

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a measure of a person's ability to understand their own and other people's emotions.

This test will asked you 15 questions with multiple choice answers.

The test will rank your emotional intelligence on a scale from 1 to 100. The results page will also show you how you compare with other people. It's free and it's not timed.

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Explained

What is emotional intelligence ?

Emotional intelligence (also known as EQ or EI) is a measure of a person's ability to recognise and understand their own and other people's emotions. It is a relatively new concept compared to IQ intelligence tests.

Emotional Intelligence Test

Comparision to IQ

Most people know IQ as a measure of general intelligence. IQ being defined as a ratio between a person's mental age and their actual age. Emotional intelligence, or EQ/EI, is regarded as something quite separate. In reality, the use of the word 'intelligence' is probably incorrect. The concept could be better described as 'emotional awareness' rather than intelligence. However, the concept often sits alongside IQ as a test of a person's ability.

Where is Emotional Intelligence used ?

Clearly, emotional intelligence is used all the time. It's used in everyday social situations from dealing with the plumber that didn't do the job right to dealing with temperatental children (or parents!). The effects of high or low EQ can show themselves in mental health, development of personal relationships and a general approach to life. However, the testing of EQ is mainly concerned with job applications and team performance. The logic being that people with a higher EQ tend to be stronger team leaders. They may also show better strengths in areas such as sales where an ability to develop a quick rapport or connect with someone can make a difference.

How this test works

Let's be clear. This test is just a bit of fun. It's not possible to accurately define your EQ from 15 questions. It has been argued that it's not possible to accurately define your EQ at all. However the general concept is based on an established method of EI measurement called the mixed model. Introduced by Daniel Goleman in 1998, he defined five main emotional intelligence concepts - 'self-awareness', 'self-regulation', 'social skill', 'empathy' and 'motivation'. You can read more on how the eq test works. However, the idea is that the 15 questions aim to explore these different ideas within everyday scenarios. The answers then build a picture of how you would respond to these situations to create an profile of emotional intelligence.

Note ! This test is intended purely for fun.
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