Emotional intelligence

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Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise, understand and manage emotions in ourselves and others. It is divided into the four clusters of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management (often been referred to very broadly as “people skills” in years gone by). Daniel Goleman, a leader in this field, has identified that successful managers and leaders possess a high percentage of emotional intelligence.

The Global Emotional Intelligence Test, reated by The Global Leadership Foundation, only uses 40 questions in total. Short quizzes such as this can provide an insight into which areas you are doing well in and those which perhaps you need to focus on for development. Note that this site is not administered or owned by Vision Australia and the content may not be accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. We suggest that you complete this quiz with your service provider, a friend or family member to sound board your choices, and to receive feedback on the outcomes from this survey.

What you can do next

  1. Upon completing the quiz, the website provides a summary of your score and explanation of where you fit in within the Emotional Intelligence Quadrant of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management. Review your assessment. What surprised you? What didn’t? How is this information going to help you with planning for your personal development or career?
  2. There are many competencies mentioned in this quiz including self-reflection, self-control, adaptability, visionary leadership and conflict management. Reflect on these and how you feel you could address them. Vision Australia can help you to articulate your goals and to achieve them, connect with us through our Request for Service page and we’ll connect with you.
  3. One of the ways in which you can develop emotional awareness is through engagement with peers, networks and professionals who can support you through mentoring and coaching. Contact the Service Design team at servicedesign@visionaustralia.org to find out more about our mentoring program. We can help you connect with someone that could help you in your vocational journey.