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The Practical EQ Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment

This self-assessment questionnaire is designed to get you thinking about the various
competences of emotional intelligence as they apply to your life. It does not pretend to be a
validated psychometric test and the answers you give might vary depending on your mood
when you take it.

It is based on the five-competency model of emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman in the
book Emotional Intelligence.

How to complete the questionnaire
Complete each competency page (example below) and use the last page to chart your scores.

1. I can explain my actions:
Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost
Never Always

X
0 1 2 3 4 3
2. Other people don’t see me as I see myself:
Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost
Never Always

X
4 3 2 1 0 2
3. I understand the feedback that others give me:
Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost
Never Always

X
0 1 2 3 4 3
4. I can describe accurately what I am feeling:
Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost
Never Always
X
0 1 2 3 4 3
5. Things that happen in my life make sense to me:
Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost
Never Always

X
0 1 2 3 4 4
Total for Self-Awareness: 15

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To use it with others. Other people don’t see me as I see myself: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 3. you must purchase a license from: www.Self-Awareness 1. 2 ©Coaching Leaders Ltd 2012. I can explain my actions: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 2. I understood the feedback that others gave me: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 4.uk/emotional-intelligence-test . Things that happen in my life make sense to me: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 Total for Self-Awareness: Emotional Self-Awareness is the ability to recognise what you are feeling. This product is free for self-assessment only. When you are self-aware. I can describe accurately what I am feeling: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 5. you see yourself as others see you and have a good sense of your own abilities and current limitations.co. understanding your habitual emotional responses to events and recognising how your emotions affect your behaviour and performance.coachingleaders.

3 ©Coaching Leaders Ltd 2012. I feel miserable: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 4.co. This product is free for self-assessment only. To use it with others.uk/emotional-intelligence-test . I get carried away and do things I regret: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 Total for Self-Awareness: Emotional Self-Management is the ability to stay focused and think clearly even when experiencing powerful emotions.coachingleaders. I get irritated by things. you must purchase a license from: www.Self-Management 1. other people or myself: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 5. Being able to manage your own emotional state is essential for taking responsibility for your actions and can save you from hasty decisions that you later regret. I can stay calm. I am prone to outbursts of rage: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 3. even in difficult circumstances: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 2.

To use it with others. I am clear about my goals for the future: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 2. you must purchase a license from: www. I feel excited when I think of my goals: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 5.co. My career is moving in the right direction: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 3. I find it hard to maintain my enthusiasm when I encounter setbacks: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 4. This product is free for self-assessment only. This ability enables you to take the initiative and to persevere in the face of obstacles and setbacks.coachingleaders. 4 ©Coaching Leaders Ltd 2012.uk/emotional-intelligence-test . I act consistently to move towards my goals: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 Total for Self-Awareness: Motivation is the ability to use your deepest emotions to move and guide you towards your goals.Motivation 1.

My colleagues are uncommunicative: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 2. Self-awareness is an essential underpinning of empathy. I get on well with each of my work colleagues: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 3. understand and respond to what other people are feeling. People choose to work with me in preference to equally- talented colleagues: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 Total for Self-Awareness: Empathy is the ability to sense. It’s unpredictable how my colleagues will feel in any given situation: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 5. I find it easy to “read” other people’s emotions: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 4. 5 ©Coaching Leaders Ltd 2012. you will not be able to read the emotions of others. This product is free for self-assessment only. you must purchase a license from: www.uk/emotional-intelligence-test . To use it with others. If you are not aware of your own emotions.coachingleaders.co.Empathy 1.

6 ©Coaching Leaders Ltd 2012.uk/emotional-intelligence-test . I get impatient with incompetent people: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 Total for Relationship Management: Relationship Management is the ability to manage. To use it with others. you must purchase a license from: www. I am comfortable talking to anyone: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 3. influence and inspire emotions in others. Being able to handle emotions in relationships and being able to influence and inspire others are essential foundation skills for successful teamwork and leadership. I encounter difficult people: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 2. I feel uncomfortable when other people get emotional: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 4 3 2 1 0 5.co. This product is free for self-assessment only.Relationship Management 1. I achieve win/win outcomes: Almost Rarely Sometimes Usually Almost Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 4.coachingleaders.

This product is free for self-assessment only. Relationship Motivation Empathy Awareness Management Management 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Totals: Key For each area. you must purchase a license from: www. To use it with others.uk/emotional-intelligence-test .Total Scores Self.coachingleaders. write the total in the bottom line and shade in the box against the appropriate number to give a graphical representation of your overall score. Self.practicaleq.com/products/ 7 ©Coaching Leaders Ltd 2012.co. 14-20 This area is a strength for you Some attention given to the aspects of this area you feel are weakest will 7-13 pay dividends 0-6 This is an area you need to give priority to developing You can find practical suggestions on how to develop each competency area in the How to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence guide at www.