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Test Results: Emotional Intelligence Test

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Date: Thursday, August 02, 2012 What is Emotional Intelligence: Emotional Intelligence, or EI, is defined as the ability or capacity to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, and of others. Arriving at the Emotional Quotient is the standard means of measuring the Emotional Intelligence of an individual. The importance of EQ in the workplace: In recent times behavioral scientists around the world have arrived at the conclusion that IQ alone is not the primary factor that leads to better performing managers and workers. The role of EQ in determining the performance of individuals at the workplace is now widely recognized and well understood. People with more emotional intelligence have been found to be better leaders and workers, bettering their lower-EQ counterparts on important traits such as leadership, decision making skills, self control, empathy, teamwork, self-confidence and orientation to achieve higher goals. In todays fast paced business environment, a well balanced handling of relationships and emotions play a crucial role in achieving success. Emotions play an important role in decision making and strategy formulation, allowing people with higher EQ to handle work related situations more efficiently. Your Overall EQ Score: This EQ test is based on the standard five personality traits related to EQ and which have been proposed by Reuven Bar-On, namely: 1.Interpersonal EQ (social responsibility / empathy) 2.Intrapersonal EQ (emotional self-awareness) 3.Adaptability (flexibility / reality testing) 4.Stress management (stress tolerance / impulse control) 5.General mood (cheerful / somber / optimism) Your overall EQ Score is 76 out of 100, which is considered a Good EQ score. You are flexible and realistic, can grasp problems well and find good ways of dealing with them, whether they arise at home, with friends or at your workplace. You have the ability to perceive others feelings and needs which helps you establish and maintain cooperative, constructive and mutually satisfying relationships. You are a person who knows and expresses his/her feelings well, thinks independently and has a positive outlook toward life, all of which help you achieve what you want to achieve. You know how to cope with stress thanks to which you are able to handle tasks that are stressful, anxiety-provoking and even dangerous, without losing control. You are optimistic, cheerful and well-motivated, so, not only do you enjoy your life and your work, you also promote positive feelings in those around you. Below is a break-up of the component scores that went towards making up your overall EQ score. Analyzing your component scores can help you understand which parts of your

emotional intelligence are strong or weak.

1 . Stress Management: This component of EQ pertains to ability to deal with emotions in such a way that it works for us and not against us. Your Stress Management EQ score is 74 out of 100, which is considered Good . The factors that contribute towards Stress Management EQ are: Stress Tolerance: It is the ability to effectively and constructively manage

emotions. Impulse Control: It is the ability to effectively and constructively control emotions. A high score on the Stress Management factor does not imply that you have scored high on each of its sub-factors. You are able to withstand and effectively cope with stress without losing control. You are typically calm, rarely impulsive and work well under pressure. You can handle tasks that are stressful, anxiety-provoking and even dangerous. You know how to deal with emotions so they work for you and not against you.

2 . Intrapersonal EQ: This component of EQ pertains to self-awareness and self-expression. Your Intrapersonal EQ score is 74 out of 100, which is considered Good . The factors that contribute towards intrapersonal EQ are: Self-Regard: It is the ability to accurately perceive, understand and accept oneself. Emotional Self-Awareness: It is the ability to be aware of and understand ones emotions. Assertiveness: It is the ability to effectively and constructively express ones emotions and oneself. Independence: It is the ability to be self-reliant and free of emotional dependency on others. Self-Actualization: It is the ability to set personal goals and the drive to achieve them in order to actualize ones potential. You have high intrapersonal capacity, which means that you are emotionally self-reliant. You know how you feel and you also know how to express your feelings. You are strong and confident in conveying your opinions and beliefs. You are independent in your thinking and make all the important decisions of your life on your own. You feel positive about what you are doing in life. You are largely able to achieve what you want to achieve and you derive a great deal of enjoyment from whatever you do.

3 . Interpersonal: This component of EQ pertains to social awareness, skills and interaction. Your Interpersonal EQ score is 84 out of 100, which is considered Good . The factors that contribute towards interpersonal EQ are: Empathy: It is the ability to be aware of and understand how others feel. Social Responsibility: It is the ability to identify with ones social group and cooperate with others. Interpersonal Relationship: It is the ability to establish and maintain mutually satisfying relationships and relate well with others. You are responsible and dependable. You understand, interact with and relate well with others. You inspire trust and function well as part of a team. You are aware of others feelings, concerns and needs, and are able to establish and

maintain cooperative, constructive and mutually satisfying relationships.

4 . Adaptability: This component of EQ pertains to change management, i.e., how one copes with and adapts to personal and interpersonal change as well as to change in ones immediate environment. Your Adaptability EQ score is 68 out of 100, which is considered Good . The factors that contribute towards Adaptability EQ are: Adaptability: This factor relates to change management, i.e., how one copes with and adapts to personal and interpersonal change as well as to change in ones immediate environment. Its sub-factors are: Reality-Testing: It is the ability to objectively validate ones feelings and thinking with external reality. Flexibility: It is the ability to adapt and adjust ones feelings and thinking to new situations. Problem-Solving: It is the ability to effectively solve problems of a personal and interpersonal nature. A high score on the Adaptability factor does not imply that you have scored high on each of its sub-factors. You have a high capacity for adaptability, i.e., you are typically flexible, realistic and effective in understanding problematic situations and competent at arriving at adequate solutions. You can generally find good ways of dealing with everyday difficulties. You can grasp problems and devise effective solutions, deal with and resolve various issues as they arise at home, with friends and in the workplace. You are realistic and are well aware of whats going around you.

5 .General Mood: This component of EQ pertains to self motivation, maintaining a positive outlook and looking at the brighter side of the life. It includes positive emotions of feeling content with oneself, others and life in general. Your General Mood EQ score is 80 out of 100, which is considered Good . The factors that contribute towards General Mood EQ are: General Mood: It is closely associated with self-motivation. It is measured in terms of the following: Optimism: To be positive and look at the brighter side of life Happiness: To feel content with oneself, others and life in general A high score on the General Mood factor does not imply that you have scored high on each of its sub-factors. You are typically cheerful, hopeful and well-motivated. You are able to maintain a positive attitude even in the face of adversity. Your happy and pleasant disposition helps maintain, and even promote, positive feelings in those around you. You feel good and are at ease in both work and leisure. In general, you know how to enjoy life.