For decades, a great deal of emphasis has been put on certain aspects of intelligence such as logical reasoning, math skills, spatial skills, understanding analogies, verbal skills, etc. Researchers were puzzled by the fact that while IQ could predict to a significant degree, academic performance and, to some degree, professional and personal success, there was something missing in the equation. Some of those with fabulous IQ scores were doing poorly in life; one could say that they were wasting their potential by thinking, behaving and communicating in a way that hindered their chances to succeed.
One of the major missing variables in the success equation is emotional intelligence, a concept made popular by the groundbreaking book by Daniel Goleman, based on years of research by numerous scientists such as; Peter Salovey, John Meyer, Howard Gardner, Robert Sternberg and Jack Block, just to name a few.
Examine the following statements and indicate which option best describes or applies to you. After finishing this emotional IQ test, you will receive a brief personalized interpretation of your score that includes a graph and information on the test topic.