Emotional Intelligence Tests

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, describes one’s ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions effectively.

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To accurately predict how a job candidate will perform in their role, you need to know more than their IQ. Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ or EI, describes one’s ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions effectively.

Emotional intelligence is a soft skill and a critical quality to have in the workplace. That’s because EQ plays an important role in working effectively with colleagues and internal customers as well as in understanding and catering to the needs of external customers.

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What are emotional intelligence tests? EQ tests can measure recognition of facial expressions, emotional stability, empathy, and much more. Studies show that higher levels of emotional intelligence translate to stronger job performance, leadership skills, work ethics, stress management, and collaboration. A candidate who tests high in EQ is more likely to have a stable mood and a positive attitude toward their work.

Administering emotional intelligence assessments is particularly useful when you’re filling front-office, client-facing, team, and executive positions.

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

EQ is about how well people read, understand, communicate, and manage their own and other people's emotions. Also, how well they weigh in emotions into their decision making and reasoning.

The general EQ Model involves 4 dimensions: Self- Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management.

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The US Air Force Used the Emotional Intelligence Test to Select Recruiters.

They increased their ability to predict successful recruiters by nearly three-fold. The immediate gain was a saving of $3 million annually.