14 April 2016

Evaluating My Emotional Intelligence

Total = 59
Score Interpretation

Self-Awareness: (Questions 1, 8, 11)
Your score is 13 out of 15
Self-Regulation: (Questions 2, 4, 7)
Your score is 11 out of 15
Motivation: (Questions 6, 10, 12)
Your score is 14 out of 15       
Empathy: (Questions 3, 13, 15)
Your score is 12 out of 15
Social Skills: (Questions 5, 9, 14)
Your score is 9 out of 15

This framework was developed by Daniel Goleman. I am not at all surprised where I came out on the framework. When I read the description below I think it gives a fairly accurate description of me and almost reflects my quadrants in the HBDI. The fact that "Social Skills" is my lowest area reinforces my goal on developing my communication skills in my leadership role.

I asked Joe, Muireann and Darran to grade me using the same tool. These scores came out in the mid sixties. I will need to talk further with them about this. 

The outline below of the framework and the test is from this site. 
  1. Self-Awareness – People with high EI are usually very self-aware . They understand their emotions, and because of this, they don't let their feelings rule them. They're confident – because they trust their intuition and don't let their emotions get out of control.
    They're also willing to take an honest look at themselves. They know their strengths and weaknesses, and they work on these areas so they can perform better. Many people believe that this self-awareness is the most important part of EI.
  2. Self-Regulation – This is the ability to control emotions  and impulses. People who self-regulate typically don't allow themselves to become too angry or jealous, and they don't make impulsive, careless decisions. They think before they act. Characteristics of self-regulation are thoughtfulness, comfort with change, integrity , and the ability to say no.
  3. Motivation – People with a high degree of EI are usually motivated . They're willing to defer immediate results for long-term success. They're highly productive, love a challenge, and are very effective in whatever they do.
  4. Empathy – This is perhaps the second-most important element of EI. Empathy  is the ability to identify with and understand the wants, needs, and viewpoints of those around you. People with empathy are good at recognising the feelings of others, even when those feelings may not be obvious. As a result, empathetic people are usually excellent at managing relationships listening , and relating to others. They avoid stereotyping and judging too quickly, and they live their lives in a very open, honest way.
  5. Social Skills – It's usually easy to talk to and like people with good social skills, another sign of high EI. Those with strong social skills are typically team players. Rather than focus on their own success first, they help others develop and shine. They can manage disputes, are excellent communicators, and are masters at building and maintaining relationships.