Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Although partly an inherited characteristic, researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened.

A number of testing instruments have been developed to measure emotional intelligence. The following quiz presents a mix of self-report and situational questions related to various aspects of emotional intelligence. What is your emotional intelligence quotient?

Take the quiz to learn more about your EQ!

In my group of friends, I am generally aware of how each person feels about the other people in our social circle.

When I am upset, I can usually pinpoint exactly why I am distressed.

While there are some things that I would like to change, I generally like who I am

I am comfortable in emotionally charged situations.

When I am involved in a confrontation, I am able to communicate assertively and calmly without being aggressive or rude.

I am generally aloof and detached until I really get to know a personew Question

I tend to overreact to minor problems.

I feel confident about my own skills, talents, and abilities.

I would describe myself as a good judge of character.

When I am facing an unpleasant task, I tend to:

During a heated argument, I am more likely to:

When making an important decision, I tend to:

Which of the following statements best describes you?

You have invested a lot of time and energy into a work/school related project. While you feel confident about your work, your manager/teacher rates your efforts poorly for the project. How do you deal with this situation?

One of your best friends has suffered a significant loss. How do you respond?

One of your co-workers has a habit that annoys you. The problem seems to be getting worse each day. How do you respond?

You’ve been feeling stressed out at work/school and haven’t finished tasks as quickly as you should. When your manager/teacher suddenly assigns you another large task, how do you feel?

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