Your Outer Q

Emotional Q

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive and evaluate our own and other’s emotions as well as the capacity to control our emotions. It is important to assess, understand, and work to improve your emotional intelligence since it is a key component to success inside and outside the workplace. 

Researchers Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer created a model with four different factors of emotional intelligence:

  1. The perception of emotion
  2. The ability to reason using emotions
  3. The ability to understand emotion
  4. The ability to manage emotions

Take Action:

The quiz below includes some self-check and situational questions to assess your emotional quotient (EQ). 

Emotional intelligence quiz 

After you complete the quiz and see your score relative to others, read this article - "How to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence."