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MEIQ - HR - R2 (Multi-dimensional Emotional Intelligence Quotient - Human Resources Version - 2nd Revision)

Report for: Deb Demo
Completed on: July 10, 2018 at 4:23 pm
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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence (EIQ)

This emotional intelligence test consists of two parts; a self-report portion and an ability portion. The test assesses Deb's capacity to: recognize her own emotions and those of others; understand how best to motivate herself; develop a relationship with others; and manage her own feelings and those of others.

  • Overall Score

  • EQ Score: 106
  • Percentile Score: 68
Overall EIQ Score

106

Deb's score on this assessment is satisfactory, but there is room for improvement. Overall, she is adequately skilled at understanding and dealing with emotions, but she needs to further develop her skills. Awareness is key to helping her find the motivation to improve in this area, and knowing which areas she most needs to work on developing.

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence refers to an ability to recognize the meanings of emotions and their relationships, and to reason and problem-solve on the basis of them. Emotional intelligence is involved in the capacity to perceive emotions, assimilate emotion-related feelings, understand the information of those emotions, and manage them.

How do I develop my EIQ?

By identifying your own and other people's emotions, developing emotional self-control, motivation, and persistence, and learning how to successfully handle relationships.

In the late 1990's, emotional intelligence (EIQ) was one of the hottest buzz-phrases in contemporary psychology. In the business world, it became a hot topic, largely due to one author's claim that a high EIQ was one of the best predictors of success in the workplace. In his 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence, Why it Can Matter More than IQ, author Daniel Goleman used an early definition by researcher Peter Salovey which stated that the construct of EIQ includes knowing one's emotions, emotional self-control, motivation and persistence, recognizing emotions of others, and successfully handling relationships. Goleman made some very strong statements in his book, including the suggestion that EIQ is one of the main keys to success in life. He implied that emotional intelligence is at the root of many of life's puzzles. Why are some smart people unsuccessful? Why do certain individuals strike out at others in a violent manner? Why so some excel at managing others while others struggle? He hinted that EIQ was an answer to all these, and many others, of life's questions.

Since the birth of the concept in a 1985 thesis by Wayne Leon Payne, researchers have been working to discover what factors play a part in emotional intelligence. Many conceptions of emotional intelligence are divided into two main parts; aspects related to understanding and dealing with one's own emotions, and those related to understanding the emotions of others and handling social interactions. For many prominent EIQ researchers, including most notably Goleman and Reuven Bar-on, the construct also includes broader traits such as motivation, interpersonal and other personal attributes (this is often called a mixed model). For others, including Peter Salovey and John Meyer and their colleagues, the latest models of EIQ are strictly related to the test-taker's abilities in this area (often called an ability model). Like the classical notion of intelligence, they feel that emotional intelligence is a cognitive ability that can be accurately and concretely defined and measured.

If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.

Daniel Goleman

How to Evaluate EIQ

There are different ways to evaluate EIQ. Our assessment combines the 2 most widely recognized models, as presented in the graphic below.

How to Evaluate EIQ

Why a mixed model?

It appears that the mixed models and the ability methods of evaluating EIQ do not assess exactly the same thing. In fact, Mayer and Salovey themselves found that their assessment shares only 10% of the variance with Bar-on's self-report measure of emotional intelligence (Mayer, Caruso, Salovey, 2000). This means that while they may be somewhat related, there is not enough overlap to justify using only one or the other. Since self-report and ability measures can be seen as distinct elements, our assessment will include both forms but report scores for both separately. Both types of measures have been shown to have predictive value in different areas in a large number of studies, so using both can create a measure that is effective in measuring success in a variety of areas.

How was I evaluated?

The assessment you took had 115 questions. Some were situational, some were self-assessment, and others were skill testing. Each of these types of questions measure different areas of Emotional Intelligence that you will be able to see in your report. They are:

  1. Emotional Identification, Perception, and Expression;
  2. Emotional Facilitation of Thought;
  3. Emotional Understanding;
  4. Emotional Management.

In the pages that follow, you will see your results as well as tips on how to further develop your Emotional Intelligence.

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

Dale Carnegie

  • My EIQ Results

  • EQ Score: 106
  • Percentile Score: 68
Overall EIQ Score

106

EIQ score: The result for the overall EIQ score can range from 45 to 155. The Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EIQ) is measured with the same type of scale that it is used to measure a standard Intelligence Quotient (IQ).

Percentile Score: Your percentile score offers insight into how you compare to the rest of population who took the test. For example, a percentile score of 85 means that you scored higher than 85% of the population. Or, put in another way, that your score is in the top 15%.

Results of the 4 EQ scales

Emotional Identification, Perception, and Expression


Ability to characterize emotions in oneself and in others.

80%


Ability/Willingness to use feelings constructively; to let them guide you.


Ability to understand and analyze emotions, and solve emotional problems.

Emotional Management


Ability to take responsibility for one's emotions.

72%

Emotional Identification, Perception, and Expression 80%

Ability to characterize emotions in oneself and in others.

The core ability of identifying, perceiving and expressing emotions in herself and others is an area where Deb seems to be doing quite well. This aspect of emotional intelligence helps her to read others, understand how they feel, and effectively identify her own emotions. These skills form the basis of her ability to relate to the emotions of others as well as well as her ability to understand herself. Review the results below for further information on areas that may need improvement.

Overall, Deb's results indicate that:

  • She is very much in touch with her own emotions and is able to identify her true feelings.
  • She seems to have a solid understanding of her strengths and limitations. She generally knows what she is good at and where she struggles, and plans her life accordingly.
  • She is totally at ease with emotional situations, people, and her feelings in general.
  • She excelled on the recognition of emotions aspect of the test.

Emotional Facilitation of Thought 85%

Ability/Willingness to use feelings constructively; to let them guide you.

Deb is well aware of the guiding potential of her emotions, and usually tunes in to her feelings as a means to direct her judgment, reasoning, and actions. Emotional Facilitation of Thought reflects the capacity to use emotions to figure out the aspects of a situation that don't lend themselves too easily to logic (e.g. when making decisions in ambiguous situations). When Deb uses this internal guidance system in addition to cognitive processes, she is better able to view situations from different angles. Read through the breakdown of results below for more information about this core ability, and areas where improvement is suggested.

Overall, Deb's results indicate that:

  • She does not have a tendency to ruminate about her problems. She needs to make sure however, that she gives an issue in her life the thought and consideration it needs.
  • She doesn't always view or solve challenges, setbacks and obstacles to what she wants in the healthiest manner.
  • Her mindset is almost always positive.
  • When evaluating an issue in her life, she seems to be someone who usually "feels her way" through a situation.

Emotional Understanding 25%

Ability to understand and analyze emotions, and solve emotional problems.

In order to take appropriate action in emotionally charged situations, Deb needs to be able to assess and analyze the complex and mixed emotions that come into play. Feelings affect thoughts and behavior, so a lack of emotional understanding can result in serious social missteps. This area is very likely to be a problem for Deb. She is struggling a great deal with the areas in which understanding and analysis of emotion is required. Review the detailed results below for more information.

Overall, Deb's results indicate that:

  • She appears to have a very difficult time when it comes to emotional integration. She may struggle to grasp the true depth of emotion, how complicated a feeling can be, and how it can play a role and impact everyday tasks in life.
  • When it came to choosing the best approach that someone should take to resolve a conflict, she did not perform well in this area.
  • Her responses indicate that empathy is her strength - she is able to place herself in other people's shoes.
  • She lacks the ability to take context into consideration when making judgments about other people's emotions or behavior.

Emotional Management 72%

Ability to take responsibility for one's emotions.

Deb is someone who usually takes responsibility for her emotions, although she could strive to be more consistent. Emotions are not always under our control - we feel what we feel. However, how we react to situations is under our control, which means that we need to take responsibility for our actions even in times when emotions are volatile. When Deb makes it a point to manage her emotions, she is better able to deal with situations or people that tend to make her feel upset. Review the breakdown of her results below for areas that need improvement.

Overall, Deb's results indicate that:

  • She possesses outstanding self-control. She is able to self-monitor her thoughts and feelings, and regulate or adjust her behavior in response.
  • She shows some degree of resilience, but will find it a challenge to stay strong in particularly difficult situations. It will take her some time to pick herself up after experiencing a setback.
  • She deals with stress exceptionally well - her coping skills are well-developed.
  • She is sometimes able to encourage and motivate herself to try hard and do her best - at least to a degree - but other times she falls short.
  • She is typically open to learning new things, although she may hesitate occasionally, perhaps if she feels the new skill or knowledge is particularly challenging.
  • She has reached a great level of tolerance - she is able to let go of minor problems she faces, and probably some of the major ones as well.
  • She is usually able to adjust her social behavior to the situation. She can typically deal with a variety of social situations and personalities.
  • Her personal approach to resolving conflict needs improvement - it is not at all conducive to resolution.

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