When we’re intelligent about our emotional operating system, we make better decisions, increase our capacity to cope with stress and build strong relationships.
Measurement of your EQ is the first step. But how can emotional intelligence be measured? Is it reliable? Does it have predictive value? Is it scientific? These are the kinds of questions that, over two decades, have led us to recommend using the EQ-i 2.0, a Level B Psychometric assessment based on the research of Dr. Reuven Bar-On, licensed by Multi-Health System Inc, or MHS. It is one of the most reliable, valid and highly researched EQ assessment tools. Because it is a Level B Psychometric, this means that the EQ-i 2.0 can only be given by a certified administrator.
The EQ-i 2.0 model of emotional intelligence is based on fifteen competencies grouped into five composites:
The fifteen competencies, taken together, provide a total EQ. The EQ-i 2.0 report also provides some initial interpretation of the fifteen competencies. A one-to-one debrief is always included with an EQ-i 2.0 assessment, as results need to be interpreted by a certified administrator.
The EQ-i 2.0 is a self-report tool. It’s a series of questions that can be responded to in about twenty minutes.
The Multi-Rater Assessment or 360 degree Assessment combines your personal assessment, based on your personal perceptions, with the perceptions of others who know you well. It requires both you and others to fill out an assessment.