Emotional Intelligence Self Assessment Tool

with Dr. Debra Dupree, PsyD, LMFT


What is your EQ?

WHAT TO DO: There are 20 statements. Each represents an awareness in the 4 areas of E.Q.

Using a rating scale of 1 to 5, mark your number selected for each.

1 = never, 2 = rarely, 3 = Sometimes, 4 = usually, 5 = always

Answer honestly, not the way you think you should

1. I am aware of the physical reactions (twinges, aches, sudden changes) that signal a "gut reaction."

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

2. I readily admit mistakes and apologize.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

3. When I feel angry I can still stay composed.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

4. I generally have an accurate idea of how another person perceives me during a particular interaction.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

5. In assessing a situation, I look at my biases and adjust my assessment accordingly.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

6. I can keep going on a project, despite obstacles.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

7. I can engage in an interaction with another and pretty well size-up that person's mood based on non-verbal signals.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

8. Others feel encouraged after talking to me.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

9. I consider my "emotional temperature" before I make important decisions.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

10. When I feel a strong impulse to do something, I usually pause to reflect and decide whether I really want to act on it.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

11. I can deal calmly, sensitively, and proactively with the emotional displays of others.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

12. I can identify the emotion I am feeling at any given moment.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

13. I am able to honestly say how I feel without getting others upset.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

14. I can show empathy and match my feelings with those of another person in an interaction.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

15. I think about the emotions behind my actions.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

16. I am respected and liked by others, even when they don't agree with me.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

17. I watch how others react to me to understand which of my own behaviors are effective and which are not.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

18. I am good at managing my moods, and I refrain from bringing negative emotions to work.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

19. It's easy to understand why other people feel the way they do.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

20. I can effectively persuade others to adopt my point of view without coercing them.

Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always

Scoring the Tool

Here’s how you show up…the lowest scores are areas to develop to increase your E.Q..

Self-Awareness

Total:

Self-Mgt

Total:

Social-Awareness

Relationship-Mgt

Total:

Interpreting Your Score

Scores may range from a low of 5 to a high of 25. Any score below 18 is an area for improvement.

Emotional Intelligence (E.Q) is learnable, developmental and eye opening.

#1 to work on:

#2 to work on:

Adapted from Emily A. Sterrett, PhD, in the Manager's Guide to Emotional Intelligence 2000, HRD Press: Amherst, MA and from The Handbook of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership by Dy Daniel E. Feldman, 1999, Leadership Performance Solutions.