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 generally feel rested
I listen attentively when people speak to me
I feel I am adaptable in dealing with others
I worry that I may not be able to achieve my goals
I know my strengths and weaknesses
I manage conflict and negotiations well
I show consideration for the emotions of others when making decisions
I feel that there are too many demands being made of me
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 feel I have too many decisions to make
I can think clearly and stay focused on the task at hand under pressure
I am able to admit my own mistakes
I feel criticised or judged
I always try to meet my 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 feel safe and protected
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
I feel I am doing things because I have to, not because I want to
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
I feel I have enough time for myself
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 enjoy myself
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 worry about the future
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
I feel under pressure from deadlines
I am generally lighthearted