Take The Emotional Intelligence Test
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 10:43PM
Grant Crossley in Brain, Future, IQ, Intelligence, Mind, Test

How Smart Are Your Emotions?

"Anyone can become angry—that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way—this is not easy."
- Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics




Every day, emotions shape the path of our lives and influence our decision-making. Our emotional actions and reactions affect every aspect of who we are and how we live. Having control over our emotions enables us to pursue and achieve our goals.

What is 'Emotional Intelligence'?

First made popular in Daniel Goleman's book, Emotional Intelligence, this concept has heavily influenced how many psychologists understand emotional development and its effects on personal success. 'Emotional Intelligence' refers to our ability to manage our emotional mind with intelligence in every facet of life.

In a very real way, our human intelligence affords us the ability to regulate our emotions. Every decision we make is directly influenced by our emotions—a specific part of the brain, the amygdala, handles all basic emotional reactions, such as fear and anger. The neocortex, or "thinking" part of the brain, allows us to fully comprehend situations—our reactions are the result of our unique and individual combination of "thinking" and "feeling". Our specific manner of comprehending situations dictates our subsequent reactions.

The Emotional Intelligence Test

The following Emotional Intelligence Test rates your ability to regulate your emotions in a healthy and balanced manner. After completion of the test, you will be provided with your greatest emotional strength and weakness, with an option to purchase a detailed evaluation of your aptitude in each emotional category. Awareness of your emotional abilities allows you to improve your emotional intelligence and live a happier, more balanced lifestyle.

Try to answer the questions as openly and honestly as you can, as this will help to produce the most accurate portrait of your emotional landscape. Some of the questions are personal and, as a result, you may feel uncomfortable answering them. Please know that all of the information you enter during this test is completely confidential and will not be disclosed to any other source.

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