The Emotional Intelligence Quiz
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Dr. Karl Albrecht offers the following definition of Emotional Intelligence:

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand, manage, and express your emotions, and to maintain a positive state of mind while dealing with the challenges of your everyday life and your interactions with others.


"Change your thoughts and you change your world."

~ Norman Vincent Peale, pioneer of
positive psychology


For each of the questions on the list below, think carefully — and honestly — about how they might describe you (or the person you're rating, if not yourself). Click one of the numbered columns from 0 through 4, to show how consistently you or they believe you behave one way vs. the other.

Click 0 if you or they always or almost often engage in the Low-EI pattern, 1 for fairly often, 2 for an equal mixture of both low and high patterns, 3 for mostly the High-EI pattern, and 4 for always maintaining the High-EI pattern.

The net "EI" score will be the sum of all the individual scores. The highest possible score — all High-EI behaviors – would be 100 points. The lowest possible score — all Low-EI behaviors – would be zero. Items left unanswered will default to zero.

When you've selected all your ratings, click the "Get Your Score" button and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the net EI score.

Note: the comparison questions (gender, age, etc.) are only used for anonymous statistical analysis. We do not set cookies, or identify you or your computer in any way. The name field is just for your convenience in studying the report.

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About the person You're Rating:
Name of Person You're Rating: 
You're Rating: 
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Age (if known, or approximate)? 
 Less than HS Diploma
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Click Score for Each Question:
# Emotional Intelligence Indicators: 0 1 2 3 4
1 I have a right to be happy.
2 I am a lovable person; I deserve to be loved.
3 I'm comfortable being alone.
4 I give and accept compliments graciously.
5 I know my strengths and accept my needs for development.
6 I can change my mind or revise my opinions without sacrificing my ego.
7 I'm in a positive, cheerful mood most of the time.
8 I wear a pleasant, inviting expression on my face most of the time.
9 I am aware of my feelings and usually understand how I'm reacting to my experiences.
10 I find and enjoy some quiet time each day.
11 I allow myself to experience profound emotions — joy, gratitude, wonder, exhilaration.
12 I focus on the positive — opportunities more than obstacles.
13 I have a good "radar" for the feelings of other people.
14 I feel comfortable meeting new people.
15 I am tolerant and accepting of people from other cultures.
16 I don't allow others to make me feel inadequate, guilty, or ashamed.
17 I don't allow small things to annoy me or make me angry.
18 I listen respectfully when others express their opinions.
19 I express my ideas and opinions respectfully and constructively.
20 I don't carry grudges or seek revenge against people who have wronged me.
21 I calm down quickly after a stressful experience.
22 I apologize when I've made a mistake, without feeling defensive, guilty, or ashamed.
23 I can accept negative feedback without becoming angry or defensive.
24 I'm willing to try new experiences, hear new ideas, and learn new ways to think about life.
25 I show empathy and emotional support to others who are enduring painful experiences.