Emotional Intelligence Survey

Emotional Intelligence is defined as the ability to recognise and effectively manage personal emotions in ourselves and others.

Research indicates that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a better predictor of success in the workpalce than our Intelligence Quotient (IQ).

Research published in a variety of journals demonstrate that Emotional Intelligence:


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I can recognise my emotions
I am able to manage my temper when I feel frustrated
I know how to calm myself down when I feel anxious or upset
I find it easy to move on when I feel frustrated or unhappy
I listen attentively when people speak to me
I feel I am adaptable in dealing with others
I know my strengths and weaknesses
I manage conflict and negotiations well
I show consideration for the emotions of others when making decisions
I ask people for feedback on what I do well, and how I can improve
I set long-term goals, and review my progress regularly
I find it easy to read other people’s emotions
I can usually build a rapport with others
I usually stay composed, positive, and unflappable even in trying moments.
I can think clearly and stay focused on the task at hand under pressure.
I am able to admit my own mistakes.
I usually or always meet commitments and keep promises.
I hold myself accountable for meeting my goals.
I am organised and careful in my work.
I regularly seek out fresh ideas from a wide variety of sources.
I am good at generating new ideas.
I can smoothly handle multiple demands and changing priorities.
I’m results-oriented, with a strong drive to meet my objectives
I like to set challenging goals and take calculated risks to reach them.
I am always trying to learn how to improve my performance, including asking advice from people younger than I am.
I readily make sacrifices to meet an important organisational goal.
The company’s mission is something I understand and can identify with.
The values of my team — or of our division or department, or the company — influence my decisions and clarify the choices I make.
I actively seek out opportunities to further the overall goals of the organisation and enlist others to help me.
I pursue goals beyond what’s required or expected of me in my current job.
Obstacles and setbacks may delay me a little, but they don’t stop me.
Cutting through red tape and bending outdated rules are sometimes necessary.
I seek fresh perspectives, even if that means trying something totally new.
My impulses or distressing emotions don’t often get the best of me at work.
I can change tactics quickly when circumstances change.
Pursuing new information is my best bet for cutting down on uncertainty and finding ways to do things better.
I usually don’t attribute setbacks to a personal flaw (mine or someone else’s).
I operate from an expectation of success rather than a fear of failure.