Want to know what your current level of emotional intelligence is?
Emotional Intelligence self assessment
For each statement listed below, please indicate the extent to which you agree. Think about yourself at work on an average day.
1 2 3 4 5
Strongly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly agree
- Able to express feelings in appropriate ways
- Can control emotional states
- Turns adverse experiences into learning
- Apologises when in wrong
- Meets new people with ease and confidence
- Remains calm in difficult or pressured situations
- Shares information and ideas freely with others
- Sets and achieves personal goals
- Displays tolerance
- Is confident in giving feedback to others
- Discloses own shortcomings to others
- Can say ‘no’ when necessary
- Is proactive in seeking out career development
- Acknowledges others’ feelings
- Has a balance between work and social life
- Is open to feedback from others
- Thinks before acting
- Encourages others to take action
- Can read people well
- Resolves conflict effectively
- Displays a good level of confidence
- Manages stress effectively
- Demonstrates enthusiasm for life
- Shows respect to all
- Is open with others about issues
- Acknowledges own skills and abilities
- Is not overly worried by much
- Takes the initiative to improve things
- Is a good listener
- Is honest with others
- Rarely displays emotional outbursts
- Takes considered risks
- Follows through and completes challenging projects
- Is aware of and sensitive to other people’s needs
- Is a capable public speaker
- Takes time to reflect on issues
- Has a positive approach to life
- Continually strives for high standards
- Demonstrates patience
- Leads by example
- Accepts responsibility for own actions
- Manages own anger well
- Manages change effectively
- Shows strong awareness of customer’s/colleague’s needs
- Gets on with most people
- Communicates values
- Is well organized
- Shares vision for future
- Speaks positively about others
- Involves others in decisions
This emotional intelligence assessment provides a general indicator of your level of emotional intelligence in the 5 key dimensions of EI; self awareness (SA), managing emotions (ME), motivation (M), empathy (E) and social skills (SS). Remember that it is a self assessment.
Enter each score (ie. 1-5) for each question as indicated and then total each of the 5 columns.
Total _____ ______ ______ ______ ______
SA ME M E SS
A score of:
40+ indicates that you perceive yourself as having a high level of emotional intelligence in this area.
30-40 indicates a strong foundation for further development.
20-30 indicates positive development of this EI competency with room for improvement.
0-20 indicates that you perceive yourself to have a low level of emotional intelligence in this dimension. Specific strategies exist to help you develop your EI competencies for each dimension.
Development of EI in one dimension usually affects and improves development in another.
For more information or to register for a course please visit the ‘Emotional Intelligence at work’ course page