The EQi is a questionnaire based upon Reuven BarOn's popular model of Emotional Intelligence.

It is particularly useful for development purposes, and in certain circumstances for selection. Emotional Intelligence has been identified as one of the strongest predictors of leadership performance as is helpful in identifying how to get the most of ourselves and others.

The EQi is a self report questionnaire which provides a detailed look at how we understand and manage ourselves, our relationships with others, and our reaction to stresses and demands of everyday life. It breaks down into 15 different subscales. These scales include Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Adaptability, Stress Management and General Mood.

A key feature of the scales within the EQi is that they are developable – you can improve them with appropriate support and guidance. This makes the EQi one of the most progressive and developmentally focused questionnaires in the leadership development arena. Several reports options exist linking the results to business related development activities.

Scales & Forms

  • Intrapersonal
    • Self-Regard
    • Emotional Self-Awareness
    • Assertiveness
    • Independence
    • Self-Actualization

  • Interpersonal
    • Empathy
    • Social Responsibility
    • Interpersonal Relationships

  • Stress Management
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Impulse Control
  • Adaptability
    • Reality Testing
    • Flexibility
    • Problem Solving

  • General Mood
    • Optimism
    • Happiness

  • Positive Impression

  • Inconsistency Index


The EQ-360 is the 360 degree feedback version of the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi). It provides a multi-rater perspective on the emotional intelligence of the test taker factoring in the views of peers, managers, direct reports, and other groups as required.

Confidentiality and anonymity are strictly protected and extended feedback is recommended so as to facilitate the construction of a developmental action plan arising from the results.

The EQ-360 is of particular use in coaching and development where an individual's self perception may need to be challenged. The reports provide a clear comparison between the individual's view and their raters' view highlighting any differences and suggesting possible developmental activities.

How can the EQi® be used?

The EQi® can be employed in many ways and in a variety of settings. It is appropriate for use in corporate, clinical, educational, medical and research settings. Potential users of the EQi include human resources professionals, organizational development consultants, career counselors, guidance counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and social workers.

The EQi® can be used by organizations for screening as part of the recruiting process to aid in identifying potentially successful employees. It is also helpful in identifying those emotional and social skills that are important to develop in employee training programs, team building, and in enhancing managerial competencies at work.

Research indicates that there is a strong correlation between emotional intelligence and job performance. You can even create a profile of the top performers in your organization to determine what skills are most valuable in your company or for any particular position.

Skills associated with emotional intelligence develop throughout life and can be improved through training, making the EQi a valuable instrument for identifying potential areas for improvement and for measuring the effectiveness of organizational development programs.