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 referred to broadly as ‘people’, ‘interpersonal’ or ‘soft’ skills). Daniel Goleman, a leader in this field, has identified that successful managers and leaders sustain heightened levels of emotional intelligence.

The Global Emotional Intelligence Test, created by The Global Leadership Foundation, is made up of 40 questions in total and can provide an insight into some of the areas you have already grasped and those that need improvement. Note that Vision Australia has no administration or ownership of this site and that the content may pose some difficulty to access for those who are blind or have low vision. Therefore, we suggest that you complete this quiz with your service provider, a friend or family member in order to disclose your choices and receive feedback on the outcomes of 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 did you discover? How is this information going to help you in terms of 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 could go about addressing them. Vision Australia can help you to articulate your goals and to achieve them. Contact us through our Request for Service page and we can 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 provide assistance in connecting you with someone to help you with your vocational pathway.