The Emotional Intelligence Quiz

LIFESTYLE

By: Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

According to psychology texts, there are five different markers of emotional intelligence. Self-awareness, social skills, self-regulation, motivation and empathy are the categories used to measure one's type of emotional IQ. We think a test based around those things would be as exciting as watching paint dry, though. So, we're going to take things in a different direction.

During this quiz, we are stepping away from the academic exams used to measure how intellectually smart you are. Instead, the questions will center around the things that make you who you are, how you respond and your likes and dislikes. By the time we've examined your personality under a microscope, we'll know where you fall on the scale. Are you emotionally intelligent or emotionally irreverent? 

Your emotional intelligence is much different from the diploma or the degree that you hold. Your emotional intelligence measures the way you handle the things that life throws at you. Whether you fly off the handle or quietly seethe, the way you handle your world is always the true test of how emotionally grown-up you are. Does your emotional IQ sit on the higher end of the scale, or are you in need of a life lesson or two?

When's the last time you made a pinky swear?

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Which one of these things makes you giggle more?

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How many times a day do you watch cute kitten videos?

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What do you daydream about most often?

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How would you respond to being told that you're attractive?

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Would anyone say that you are a real pottymouth?

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Do you trust your instincts or ignore your gut?

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Can you see yourself taking "the plunge" anytime soon?

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Are you the type that pouts when you don't get what you want?

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When you open gifts, do you rip them apart like a wild animal?

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In your opinion, what's the most exciting day of the year?

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What SnapChat filter sums up your sense of humor?

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Which one of these comfort foods makes everything all right?

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Do you blush when you think someone's cute?

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Are you hard on yourself when you make a mistake?

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Would you let someone with fewer items pay before you at the grocery store?

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Are you trustworthy enough to keep a secret about a surprise party?

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Do you have a movie quote for all of life's situations?

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Does it take you a while to catch on to sarcasm?

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Out of all your bad habits, which one could use a leash?

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What do you wish you could spend less of your life doing?

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Are you a people person or a creature of space?

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When you look in the mirror, what's the first word that comes to mind?

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What makes you crazy when other people do it?

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Do you tend to bite your tongue or let it fly?

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Which member of your friend group are you?

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How do you shake off your stress?

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Would your best friend say you're bold and brave?

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Does it take you forever to make up your mind about what to wear?

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Do you shake hands with your opponent when you lose a game?

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