Emotional intelligence assessment


The Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT) is an emotional intelligence assessment that measures your general emotional intelligence level.

Emotional Intelligence is key to self-understanding and understanding the people in your life. Emotional Intelligence is a broad term that encompasses a set of personal and interpersonal skills.

According to Daniel Goleman, author of the widely acclaimed book Emotional Intelligence, self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, motivation, and social skills are different ways in which emotional intelligence can manifest in our day-to-day lives.

To put it simply, emotional intelligence is the ability to understand your emotions, the emotions of those you interact with, and use this understanding to make better decisions.

Fortunately, emotional intelligence can be learned. If you score low on this test, that’s not the end of that. Understanding nonverbal communication and how emotions work can be great places for you to kick start developing your emotional intelligence.

Taking the Emotional Intelligence assessment

This test measures your emotional intelligence on four aspects- your ability to perceive, utilize, and manage your emotions and the emotions of people you interact with.

emotional intelligence assessment aspects

The test consists of 33 items and you have to choose one option on a 5-point scale ranging from ‘Disagree strongly’ to ‘Agree strongly’. The test takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Your personal information won’t be taken and your results will be kept confidential.

Emotional Intelligence test

1. I know when to speak about my personal problems to others.

2. When I am faced with obstacles, I remember times I faced similar obstacles and overcame them.

3. I expect that I will do well on most things I try.

4. Other people find it easy to confide in me.

5. I find it hard to understand the non-verbal messages of other people.

6. Some of the major events of my life have led me to re-evaluate what is important and not important.

7. When my mood changes, I see new possibilities.

8. Emotions are one of the things that make my life worth living.

9. I am aware of my emotions as I experience them.

10. I expect good things to happen.

11. I like to share my emotions with others.

12. When I experience a positive emotion, I know how to make it last.

13. I arrange events others enjoy.

14. I seek out activities that make me happy.

15. I am aware of the non-verbal messages I send to others.

16. I present myself in a way that makes a good impression on others.

17. When I am in a positive mood, solving problems is easy for me.

18. By looking at their facial expressions, I recognize the emotions people are experiencing.

19. I know why my emotions change.

20. When I am in a positive mood, I am able to come up with new ideas.

21. I have control over my emotions.

22. I easily recognize my emotions as I experience them.

23. I motivate myself by imagining a good outcome to tasks I take on.

24. I compliment others when they have done something well.

25. I am aware of the non-verbal messages other people send.

26. When another person tells me about an important event in his or her life, I almost feel as though I have experienced this event myself.

27. When I feel a change in emotions, I tend to come up with new ideas.

28. When I am faced with a challenge, I give up because I believe I will fail.

29. I know what other people are feeling just by looking at them.

30. I help other people feel better when they are down.

31. I use good moods to help myself keep trying in the face of obstacles.

32. I can tell how people are feeling by listening to the tone of their voice.

33. It is difficult for me to understand why people feel the way they do.


Hall, L. E., Haggerty, D. J., Cooper, J. T., Golden, C. J., & Dornheim, L. (1998). Development and validation of a measure of emotional intelligence. Personality and individual differences, 25, 167-177.