The original EQ-i® (Emotional Quotient Inventory), was authored by Dr. Reuven Bar-On. It was the first validated assessment instrument to measure social and emotional functioning. EQ-1 2.0 (released July 2011) builds on the Bar-On model and reflects the dramatic shift in cultural diversity and the changing attitudes and value systems in North America that have occurred since the original release in 1997.Based on results from numerous statistical analyses, users of EQ-1 2.0 can be confident that the scores generated by this assessment will be consistent and reliable. Results also revealed that the EQ-I accurately measures emotional intelligence. Decades of research prove the effectiveness of the EQ-I in measuring emotional intelligence, related concepts and relevant outcomes.
Organizations and individuals use the EQ-1 2.0 in a variety of ways including leadership, team and personal development..
Facts about the EQ-i 2.0
Revised based on the original model by Dr. Reuven Bar-On, 1997
It is considered reliable and valid based on numerous statistical analyses.
The EQ-i 2.0 has been validated across age, gender & ethnicity.
The North American norm group includes 5,000 self-reported ratings from adults residing in the U.S. and Canada. Data were gathered from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as well as from all 10 Canadian Provinces.
Race/ethnicity, education level and geographic region distributions are all within 4% of Census targets. This close match to the census means that EQ-i 2.0 is highly representative of the North American general population, thereby meeting the highest scientific standards for norm sample development.
More than 1 million people have been tested worldwide.
What EQ-i 2.0 Measures:
Self-Regard - Respecting oneself while understanding and accepting one’s strengths and weaknesses. Self-Regard is often associated with feelings of inner strength and self-confidence.
Self-Actualization - Persistently trying to improve oneself and engage in the pursuit of personally relevant and meaningful objectives that lead to a rich and enjoyable life.
Emotional Self-Awareness - Recognizing and understanding one’s own emotions. This includes the ability to differentiate between subtleties in one’s own emotions while understanding the cause of these emotions and the impact they have on the thoughts and actions of oneself and others.
Flexibility - Adapting emotions, thoughts and behaviors to unfamiliar, unpredictable, and dynamic circumstances or ideas.
Stress Tolerance - Coping with stressful or difficult situations and believing that one can manage or influence situations in a positive manner.
Optimism - Remaining hopeful and resilient, despite occasional setbacks. Optimism is an indicator of one’s positive attitude and outlook on life.
Emotional Expression - Openly expressing one’s feelings verbally and non-verbally.
Assertiveness - Communicating feelings, beliefs and thoughts openly, and defending personal rights and values in a socially acceptable, non-offensive, and non-destructive manner.
Independence - Being self directed and free from emotional dependency on others. Decision-making, planning, and daily tasks are completed autonomously.
Problem Solving -Finding solutions to problems in situations where emotions are involved. Problem solving includes the ability to understand how emotions impact decision making.
Reality Testing - Remaining objective by seeing things as they really are. This capacity involves recognizing when emotions or personal bias can cause one to be less objective.
Impulse Control - Resisting or delaying an impulse, drive or temptation to act and involves avoiding rash behaviors and decision making.
Interpersonal Relationships - Developing and maintaining mutually satisfying relationships that are characterized by trust and compassion.
Empathy - Recognizing, understanding, and appreciating how other people feel. Empathy involves being able to articulate your understanding of another person’s perspective and behaving in a way that respects others’ feelings.
Social Responsibility - Willingly contributing to society, to one’s social groups, and generally to the welfare of others. Social Responsibility involves acting responsibly, having social consciousness, and showing concern for the greater community
What the EQ-i 2.0 tells you.
A point-in-time assessment of emotional and social functioning.
Information that may be helpful in personal development.
How your emotional intelligence right now compares with other healthy, effective people.
How to use the EQ-i 2.0 results:
What you need to successfully develop your EQ:
Readiness to change