Emotional Intelligence Quiz


Here’s a quick 7-question quiz to determine your basic level of EQ.

 How well do you deal with your Feelings and Emotions?

Rate yourself between 1 and 5 in each of the following seven areas.

1: not at all              3: so-so              5: totally and completely

1. Awareness

When your body feels something (fear, anger, sadness, shame, guilt, etc), how much do you notice and affirm your feelings?

1       2       3       4       5

2. Identification

When you notice that you’re feeling something, how well can you Identify or Name the feeling you are having? How well can you separate them (for example, fear and anger)?

1       2       3       4       5

3. Acceptance

How “Ok” with you is it when you feel mad, or sad, or afraid?

1       2       3       4       5

4. Expression

How well do you express your feelings and let them out, as opposed to stuffing or bottling them up inside?

1       2       3       4       5

5. Release

Once your body feels a negative, yucky feeling, how well can you Let Go of that feeling and let it dissipate?

1       2       3       4       5

 6. Replace

How skilled are you at replacing “negative” feelings (anger, sadness, grief) with more “positive” ones (love, joy, peace)?

1       2       3       4       5

7. Rejoice!

How well do you encourage and respect your feelings, complementing yourself for your awareness and expression?

1       2       3       4       5

Scoring: Add up your 7 answers to this emotional intelligence test. If your score was between:

25-35     Excellent.

You are fully aware of what’s happening inside you. Way to go…. my guess is that you are pretty darned happy, in general.

15-25     So-So.

There’s still plenty to learn. There’s a whole world inside you that you may not be fully aware of or have access to. Do some work in this area and you will find more color, life and depth to your life!

0-15     Yikes!

You’re clueless, and probably in pain! Get help, fast.

This article has 1 comment

  1. Self report tests are widely criticised. We are all smart enough but not honest enough to project ourselves in positive was. In research terms it’s call social desirability bias. I am looking for some real performance test on the lines of MSCEIT. But the problem with MSCEIT is that it’s too long and it’s scoring is done by publisher only. Matt I am looking for some such short and valid test . . . You can help us . . . Please

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