EQ Quiz

The Quick Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment

General information about this test – why it’s important, how the results can impact the tester, if the tester can improve their scores or not.

Instructions: Using the following 4-point scale, indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements as they pertain to your emotional status.

Emotional Intelligence (referred to as EQ) is your ability to be aware of, understand, and manage your emotions. Why is EQ important? While intelligence (referred to as IQ) is important, success in life depends more on EQ. Take the assessment below to learn your EQ strengths!

Note: Testing is arbitrary and can be subjective to the mindset of the tester. For more detailed results, seek professional guidance.

Source: Adapted for the San Diego City College MESA Program from a model by Paul Mohapel (paul.mohapel@shaw.ca).

Take the test below – it will take about 30 minutes, so turn off any distractions!


Scoring Interpretation

Enhanced Skills – A score between 35 and 40 means you can leverage these skills to develop weaker areas.

Effective Functioning – A score between 25 and 34 means you should consider strengthening these skills.

Area for Enrichment – A score between 0 and 24 means these skills requires attention and development.

Remember: The scores you received on The Quick Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment identifies your strengths and areas that can be improved.

Self Reflection

You have taken the first step in identifying your EQ strengths – use the suggested questions below to continue your journey!

Using your EQ strength – for you strongest EQ domain, what is an example of how you demonstrate your strength in your daily life or work?

Effects of your EQ strength – for your weakest EQ domain, what is an example of how this affects you AND others in your daily life or work?

Improving your EQ strength – for your weakest EQ domain, what steps can you take to strengthen yourself in this area? How will this benefit you in your daily life or work?