Emotional Intelligence Assessment

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EIQ16 Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire

Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (EIQ16)


  • Increase awareness and understanding of emotional intelligence.
  • Analyze emotional intelligence level and competencies.
  • Offer practical tips for performance improvement
  • Improve emotional intelligence, emotional abilities and emotional skills.


The EIQ16 assessments and reports are available in English, French, and Spanish. Please select the language using one of the options in the title bar above..

General description

The EIQ16 emotional intelligence assessment test provides information about a person's emotional intelligence and emotional competencies. The instrument is based on a concept model of emotional intelligence similar to the framework developed by Mayer, Salovey and Caruso (2002). The EIQ16 is designed for work and occupational applications - recruitment, training, team building, coaching, and counseling.

Measurement and scoring

The instrument measures EQ, four key branches of emotional intelligence, and 16 emotional competencies. The 136-item questionnaire takes about 15 minutes to complete. The EIQ16 uses the Standard Ten (Sten) scoring system. The EIQ16 report provides an in-depth profile of the test taker's emotional intelligence level, style, and competencies along with performance improvement tips and suggestions. The instrument's 16 scales measure the following emotional abilities and skills.

Self-analysis Analyzes own emotions in different situations and states.
Analysis of others Recognizes how others are feeling in different situations and states.
Self-expression Expresses emotions and needs appropriately for the situation.
Discrimination Recognizes feelings and emotions that point to dishonesty or manipulation.
Thinking Uses feelings and emotions to redirect or prioritize thinking.
Judgment Uses feelings and emotions to facilitate judgment and decision making.
Sensitivity Capitalizes on mood changes to appreciate multiple points of view.
Problem solving Uses emotional states to facilitate problem solving and creativity.
Symptoms Spots the clues and warning signs of common emotional states.
Causes Understands the root causes of positive and negative emotions.
Complexity Understands complex feelings and emotional blends.
Transitions Understands transitions among different feelings and emotions.
Openness Open to pleasant and unpleasant feelings and emotions.
Monitoring Monitors feelings and emotions and reflects on implications and meaning.
Self-control Knows how to control own feelings and emotions effectively.
Managing others Handles others' feelings and emotions sensitively and effectively.


Reliability and validity

The internal consistency reliabilities of the scales range from 0.7 to 0.8 with a median of 0.7. Correlations between the scales and marker variables are in the range of 0.7 to 0.9 with a median correlation of 0.8. Criterion-related validity studies show statistically significant correlations between job performance and test scores on many of the scales. The magnitude and range of correlations are consistent with those reported in the literature.


The instrument's norms are based on a large international comparison group of 6,000 respondents with equal numbers of men and women. The mean age of the sample was 33.7 with a standard deviation of 10.9. About 10 percent of respondents were aged 16-20, about 35% were aged 21-30, and about 50% were aged 31-50. Most respondents came from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Differences in scores related to gender, age, ethnicity, and nationality are very small.


“ The EIQ16 measures attributes consistent with other EI measures, and thus not coincidently its criterion validity data are consistent with what is found in analyses of standard EI measures … The report is comprehensive and informative … this reviewer would generally recommend it as a developmental tool for test takers to get an accurate snapshot of their behavioral emotional intelligence. ”

BUROS Center for Testing Twentieth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Go to the review

Expected Completion Time

10 ~ 15 minutes


$19.95 USD

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