Emotional intelligence, often referred to as EQ in popular psychology, is our ability to monitor feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide thinking and actions. The following questionnaire was developed by Baron-Cohen and colleagues as a clinical tool to diagnose autism, a population who is known to struggle with empathy. It is debatable whether EI is a psychological construct, but the test score of EQ (emotional quotient) has been found to correlate to several family, education and career outcomes in the general population. It is also highly correlated with our perception of stress and our coping with stressful situations.
Take this test to learn more about your empathy and to gauge your ability to recognize, understand and deal with your own emotions and, in turn, that of others.