Most of the researchers in emotional intelligence have developed their own ways of measuring emotional intelligence. The MSCEIT has already been mentioned - the Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test - which is an assessment and a measure of emotional intelligence ability.
Daniel Goleman jumped on the bandwagon and developed his emotional intelligence measure looking at traits of few years ago.
The EQ-i 2.0 was developed by a Reuven Bar-on back in the mid 90s. This is an assessment of both the ability and traits. It's the most scientifically validated and reliable assessment of emotional intelligence. It underwent a major revision a few years ago.
The EQ-i 2.0 measures Self-Perception which links in to Self-Expression. Self-Expression links into Interpersonalcapabilities. These link into Decision Making capabilities. Decision Making capabilities link into Stress Managementand Stress Management links in to Self-Perception. All of these five components can be broken down into three facets of emotional intelligence and this gives a high degree of flexibility in assessing an individual's emotional intelligence when looking at leadership capabilities, when looking in the workplace, when looking outside of work, and, also, when looking as part of a team.
One of the other big advantages of the EQ-i 2.0 is that it has a 360 available, which means that an individual can be assessed by looking at what their managers think, what their peers think, what their colleagues think and even their family and friends. This gives it a greater degree of flexibility and applicability for its use at work.
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