Test your Emotional Intelligence
Free EQ Quiz

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Emotional Intelligence Quiz

Our emotional intelligence quiz describes situations that we all experience in our lives (like being given difficult feedback). Be as honest as possible when answering the questions as that will provide you with the most accurate assessment of your level of Emotional Intelligence. Once you have taken the quiz, you will receive your results as well as recommendations on how you can manage your emotions and connect more skillfully with others, especially when you are under pressure.

Test your EQ - Website quiz-as at June 13, 2017

Test Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

1. I do not become defensive when criticized. *This question is required.
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2. I can stay calm under pressure. *This question is required.
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3. I handle setbacks effectively. *This question is required.
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4. I manage anxiety, stress, anger, and fear in pursuit of a goal. *This question is required.
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5. I utilize criticism and other feedback for growth. *This question is required.
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6. I am positive. *This question is required.
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7. I maintain a sense of humor. *This question is required.
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8. I try to see things from another’s perspective. *This question is required.
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9. I recognize how my behavior affects others. *This question is required.
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10. I air grievances skillfully. *This question is required.
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11. I can listen without jumping to judgment. *This question is required.
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12. I can freely admit to making a mistake. *This question is required.
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We would also like to ask you about your perceptions of your manager. Please answer the following if you are employed full-time.
13. My manager can freely admit to making a mistake.
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14. My manager listens without jumping to judgment.
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15. My manager airs grievances skillfully.
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16. My manager utilizes criticism and other feedback for growth.
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17. My manager handles setbacks effectively.
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18. My manager can stay calm under pressure.
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19. My manager does not become defensive when criticized.
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20. My manager has the more difficult part of a conversation (what we call the Last 8% of a conversation) required to address problems or provide feedback.
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21. Think about tough situations you have faced in the last 6 months that required you to make a difficult decision about people (let someone go, make compensation decisions etc). Were there times when you avoided or deferred making a tough decision?

Estimate the percentage of times you avoided making tough decisions:

22. Think about tough conversations you faced in the past 6 months that required you to give critical feedback, speak the ‘truth’ to someone, or deliver information ‘up’ to your boss etc. Were there times when you avoided or deferred having the full conversation? That is, did you say everything you wanted to say or did you avoid some parts of the conversation?

Estimate the percentage of the conversation you avoided:

23. Think about an underperformer on your team. Were there times when you avoided or deferred dealing effectively with this underperformer? That is, what percentage of time did you avoid dealing with an underperformer?

Estimate the percentage of the conversation you avoided:
24. Think about tough feedback you have received in the past 6 months? Were there times when you might have avoided being able to hear everything this person said to you? That is, did you avoid hearing and taking in some percentage of the feedback offered to you?

Estimate the percentage of feedback you might have avoided being able to hear in the conversation:

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