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Emotional Intelligence Test

    Free Emotional Intelligence Test

The Global Emotional Intelligence Test uses 40 questions which are derived from, the Global EI Capability Assessment instrument, which contains 158 items. These are based on Goleman's four quadrant Emotional Intelligence Competency Model (2002). Click here for more details.  Short EI quizzes such as this are meant to be fun, and to give you a guide to which EI areas you are doing well in and those which perhaps you need to focus on for development.

Instructions for the FREE EI Test
This Test, is a forced-choice psychological test which requires you to choose one statement in each pair of statements that describes you best. For each pair of statements, select the statement that best applies to you. Do not over-analyse the questions, or try to think of "exceptions to the rule." Be spontaneous and choose the statement that comes closest to the way you are.

Occasionally there will be questions that ask you to make a close call between two choices. This is because the Test is trying to distinguish between specific areas. If a question is very close and you can’t decide which statement applies to you best, you can come back to it after you have completed the other questions.

The Test usually takes about 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the test, click on the Score Test button, and wait for the computer to generate an EI profile of your scores. If you have answered honestly and accurately, your scores will reflect your capability level within each of the EI quadrants.

THANKS! We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the results of this Test  — only that it can help you begin your journey of self-development!

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1. My emotions generally have
        a strong impact on the way I behave.
        little or no impact on the way I behave.

2. I am generally guided by
        my goals and values.
        others goals and values.

3. When I am under pressure, I generally have
        changed  behaviours from normal.
        behaviours that remain unchanged.

4. I generally learn most
        by actively doing activities.
        from reflecting on past experiences.

5. I generally
        have a good sense of humour about myself.
        take myself seriously.

6. I present myself
        with self-assurance and having  "presence".
        with some confidence and cautiousness.

7. Where there are uncertainties and pressures, I am always
        decisive and make sound decisions.
        cautious about making the right decision.

8. I always voice views that
        are unpopular and go out on a limb for what is right.
        most others agree with and support.

9. I always like to 
        take on new challenges.
        maintain the status quo.

10. I generally 
        inspire confidence in others.
        rely on others confidence.

11. I generally
        allow my emotions and moods to impact on my behaviours.
        keep my disruptive emotions and impulses under control.

12. When I am under pressure
        I get easily distracted in other things.
        I think clearly and stay focused

13. I always
        do as I say I will do.
        do only what I have to do.

14. Trust by others
        is automatically given to me.
        is built through reliability and authenticity.

15. I am always
        flexible in how I see events.
        able to see events for what they are.

16. During changing situations, I always
        work hard to try and keep up with the demands.
        smoothly handle multiple demands and shifting priorities.

17. I always
        set myself challenging goals.
        complete the goals that are set for me.

18. When obstacles and setbacks occur in pursuing my goals, I always
        readjust the goals and/or expectations.
        persist in seeking the goals despite what has happened.

19. Generally, I
        pursue goals beyond what is required or expected of me.
        pursue goals only as far as is required of me.

20. When I Identify opportunities, I am always
        uncertain about whether to pursue the opportunity.
        proactive in pursuing the opportunity.

21. Group differences are always
        causing difficulties and unrest.
        understood and valued.

22. When I see bias and intolerance I always
        challenge the initiating people.
        turn a blind eye and ignore it.

23. I always help out based on
        the tasks others need help with.
        understanding others needs and feelings.

24. I always
        listen to the important words being said.
        listen well and am attentive to emotional cues.

25. Others perspectives are always
        understood and sensitivity shown.
        clouding the issues and getting us off track.

26. I always find social networks in the organisation
        get in the way of delivering performance.
        help create better decision networks.

27. I always use
        informal key power relationships to get what I need.
        formal decision networks to get what I need.

28. I always
        give customers what they ask for.
        understand customers needs and match products/services.

29. I always
        act as a trusted advisor to the customer.
        tell the customer what they want to hear.

30. Increasing customers satisfaction and loyalty
        is always part of the way I work
        is not important in achieving the sale.

31. The vision and mission are always
        given to staff so they know where we are going.
        used to inspire groups and individuals.

32. I always
        let people know of the behaviours expected.
        model the behaviours expected of others.

33. I always give assignments to people who
        can get the job done and do it well.
        will grow and develop as a result of the challenge.

34. Winning people over is something
        that I find difficult to do.
        I am very good at.

35. I always communicate in a way
        that everyone understands what I am saying.
        that seeks mutual understanding and full information sharing.

36. I always
        go along with the changes being driven by others.
        recognise the need for changes and remove barriers.

37. I always handle difficult people
        in a straight forward and direct manner.
        with diplomacy and tact.

38. I always seek out relationships that
        are mutually beneficial.
        will help me achieve my end goal.

39. I  generally  have a
        stronger focus on tasks rather than relationships
        balanced focus on tasks and relationships.

40. When I work with teams, I always
        make it clear what I expect members to do.
        draw all members into enthusiastic participation.

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