I'm taking the Talentsmart Emotional Intelligence Appraisal. It's billed as the "#1 measure of emotional intelligence (EQ)." You'd think that would mean something about how many emotional intelligence tests there are out there or even why people keep framing intelligence tests in the context of IQ, but there are in fact similar tests out there, including this one by a group at UC Berkeley and this one used by Yale. The Talentsmart test is intended to be bundled with the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Bradberry and Greaves.*
performance evaluation (performance review)?" The test itself is very short, including only 20 questions or so about how often you are able to do things like handle stress or read the mood of a room. I'm always suspicious whenever an assessment tries to draw conclusions based on limited data. In this case, the assessment appears designed to simply identify emotional or social areas and skillsets in which you may feel lacking. This suggests that the assessment may not be misleading, but it may not provide much insight, either.
Your Overall Emotional Intelligence Score: 75
Personal Competence: 80The collective power of your self-awareness and self-management skills. It's how you use emotional intelligence in situations that are more about you privately.
Social Competence: 69The combination of your social awareness and relationship management skills. It's more about how you are with other people.