Emotional Intelligence Test - Abridged

17 questions, 5-10 min


  1. When I feel crappy, I don't know what or who is upsetting me.

     Most of the time
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  2. Everybody has some problems, but there are so many things wrong with me that I simply cannot like myself.

     Most of the time
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  3. Some people make me feel bad about myself, no matter what I do.

     Strongly agree
     Agree
     Partially agree/disagree
     Disagree
     Strongly disagree

  4. When I mess up, I say self-depreciating things, such as "I am such a loser," "Stupid, stupid, stupid," or "I can't do anything right."

     Most of the time
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  5. I feel uneasy in situations where I am expected to display affection.

     Most of the time
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  6. I get into a mode where I feel strong, capable and competent.

     Regularly
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  7. When I resolve to achieve something, I run into obstacles that keep me from reaching my goals.

     Regularly
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  8. I cannot stop thinking about my problems.

     Most of the time
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  9. It is better to remain cold and neutral until you really get to know a person.

     Strongly agree
     Agree
     Partially agree/disagree
     Disagree
     Strongly disagree

  10. I have difficulty saying things like "I love you," even when I really feel them.

     Most of the time
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  11. I am bored.

     Most of the time
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  12. I worry about things that other people don't even think about.

     Most of the time
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  13. I need someone's push in order to get going.

     Most of the time
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  14. My life is full of dead ends.

     Very true
     Mostly true
     Somewhat true
     Mostly not true
     Not true at all

  15. I am not satisfied with my work unless someone else praises it.

     Very true
     Mostly true
     Somewhat true
     Mostly not true
     Not true at all

  16. People tell me that I overreact to minor problems.

     Regularly
     Often
     Sometimes
     Rarely
     Almost never

  17. I am unhappy for reasons that I can't understand.

     Very true
     Mostly true
     Somewhat true
     Mostly not true
     Not true at all

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