Emotional Intelligence Test: 24 questions to measure your EQ

Emotional Intelligence Test. “Your IQ affects only 20% of your work and professional success, but emotional intelligence affects an 80%” Do you dare to take this emotional intelligence test? 24 simple questions to discover your emotional skills.

Emotional Intelligence Test

Emotional Intelligence Test

Daniel Goleman, one of the experts on emotions, published his best-selling book, “Emotional Intelligence“, in 1995. Why did this book become a bestseller? Because he said that the factors that will determine a person’s success don’t depend so much on their IQ, but on their emotional abilities.

This information caused admiration and excitement for many and challenged old theories as well as the educational system, a system based on the IQ, which does not contemplate emotional intelligence. Would you like to measure your emotional intelligence? This test can help you predict your level of professional success.

Emotional Intelligence Test

This test will allow you to know your emotional intelligence and you may also test your family and friends.

This emotional intelligence test measures three key dimensions:

  1. Attention: I am able to feel and express feelings properly
  2. Clarity: I understand my states well
  3. Reparation: I am able to regulate emotional states correctly

24 questions to evaluate your emotional intelligence 

You should read the following statements about your emotions and feelings and indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement.





Strongly Agree

Do not forget that there are no right or wrong answers, mark the one that most closely approximates your preferences and, do not spend too much time on each item.

1.I pay close attention to feelings.12345
2.I usually worry about what I feel12345
3.I usually spend time thinking about my emotions.12345
4.I think it pays to pay attention to my emotions.12345
5.I let my feelings affect my thoughts.12345
6.I think about my mood constantly.12345
7.I often think about my feelings.12345
8.I pay close attention to how I feel.12345
9.I understand my feelings.12345
10.I can often define my feelings.12345
11. I almost always know how I feel.12345
12.I usually know my feelings about people.12345
13.I often notice my feelings in different situations.12345
14.I can always tell how I feel.12345
15.Sometimes I can say what my emotions are.12345
16.I can understand my feelings.12345
17.Although I sometimes feel sad, I usually have a positive outlook.12345
18. Though I feel bad, I try to think of pleasant things. 112345
19. When I am sad, I think of all the pleasures of life.12345
20. I try to think positive thoughts even though I feel bad12345
21. If I turn things around too much, complicating them, I try to calm myself down.12345
22. I worry about being in a good mood12345
23. I have lots of energy when I feel happy.12345
24. When I am angry try to change my mood.12345

Once the questionnaire is completed, it is time to correct it so that you can find your score in the Emotional Intelligence test. We are about to correct the emotional intelligence test! To correct and get a score on the three factors of emotional intelligence, you must add items 1 to 8 to find the score of the emotional attention factor, items 9 to 16 for the emotional clarity factor and 17 to 24 for the emotional repair factor.

Then you should look at your score on the following tables. Keep in mind that you should look at the scores on the left if you are a man and the scores on the right if you are a woman.


Scores for MenScores for Women
Should improve attention: pays little attention < 21Should improve attention: pays little attention < 24
Adequate Attention 22 a 32Adequate Attention 25 a 35
Should improve attention: pays too much attention> 33Should improve attention: pays too much attention > 36
Scores for MenScores for Women
Should improve clarity < 25Should improve clarity < 23
Adequate clarity 26 a 35Adequate clarity 24 a 34
Excellent clarity > 36Excellent clarity > 35
Scores for MenScores for Women
Should improve reparation < 23Should improve reparation < 23
Adequate reparation 24 a 35Adequate reparation 24 a 34
Excellent reparation > 36Excellent reparation > 35

Can emotional intelligence be trained?

Regardless of your score, the good news is that emotional intelligence can be trained and we can work on it throughout our lives.

Benefits of Emotional Intelligence

Through numerous studies, it has been found that the benefits of emotional intelligence are not only limited to the work and professional areas but also extend to a wide variety of fields. Researchers have found that people with high scores on emotional intelligence have:

  1. Increased academic performance
  2. Better family and intimate relationships
  3. Better social relations and communication
  4. Lower levels of anxiety symptoms and stress
  5. Lower levels of depression
  6. Lower probability of drug use
  7. Less likelihood of interpersonal conflicts


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This article is originally in Spanish written by Beatriz Marquez , translated by Alejandra Salazar.

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