Emotional intelligence, also known as emotional quotient, differs from mental intelligence (IQ) in that emotional intelligence involves “awareness and insights into emotions rather than other mental functions … [and] refers to measurements of an individual’s ability to understand and manage his or her emotions and interpersonal relationships.” Your emotional intelligence affects your mental and physical well-being, your ability to get along with others and your ability to succeed in many areas of your life.
Emotional intelligence can be measured in many different ways based on a variety of competencies. You will be completing a simple 50-statement questionnaire that will provide you with insight as to how you rate in the following basic dimensions of emotional intelligence:
• Self-Awareness: the ability to recognize and identify your feelings
• Self-Management: the ability to handle your feelings in a productive and appropriate manner
• Self-Motivation: the ability to set and achieve goals, delay the immediate gratification of an impulse, and maintain a positive outlook
• Social Awareness: the ability to be sensitive to and understand other people’s feelings
• Relation Management: the ability to interact with others in a positive and productive manner