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    Default Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

    I've been having thoughts/doubts lately about my abilities. Last night I was wandering around and decided to roll into a bookstore. I had no aim or purpose in being there, but I drifted on into the psychology section. The books on emotional intelligence caught my eye and peaked my interest in the subject. So this morning I took a long/comprehensive test from here-

    Queendom.com: Tests, Tests, Tests and more Tests, The biggest testing center in the world with personality, intelligence, relationship, career and mental health related tests.

    And I got a score of 98 :/. Apparently that is below average. It's not surprising considering I'm an INTP, but still, I think it holds me back a lot and I would like to work on increasing my emotional intelligence in a non-painful way if it exists :P .

    Has anyone else ever taken an EQ test? What do you think about the whole concept? What are the supposedly good methods for increasing EQ?

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    "What are the supposedly good methods for increasing EQ? "

    Talk to NFPs, often! And preferably female ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    "What are the supposedly good methods for increasing EQ? "

    Talk to NFPs, often! And preferably female ones
    If that's the case then I'm sure I've gained a quite few EQ points over the past few months, if internet convo counts...

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    Depends on the sort of EQ that we're talking about. Are you sure you are as bad as you think you are?

    If it makes you feel better. I got 90 on that test which is also below average. So much for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post
    What are the supposedly good methods for increasing EQ?
    The hallmark of emotional intelligence is restraint.

    And the very question, "How can I increase my emotional intelligence", shows a lack of restraint.

    In fact the question takes you in exactly the opposite direction.

    I mean, ask yourself, "Do I wish to learn to be more restrained?".

    And if the answer is no, then you don't want to be more emotionally intelligent.

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    I just took that test and got an 82... most of the stuff on the EQ tests just isn't important to me.

    Ways to improve (if you really think that is important):
    Match up those faces with the emoticons that tell you which emotion it is, and take a good guess based on that.
    Pretend you are watching reality TV when you see those pictures, not real life.
    Remember that talking about your feelings is a good thing.

    And most importantly, don't take advice on EQ tests from someone with an EQ of 82

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The hallmark of emotional intelligence is restraint.

    And the very question, "How can I increase my emotional intelligence", shows a lack of restraint.

    In fact the question takes you in exactly the opposite direction.

    I mean, ask yourself, "Do I wish to learn to be more restrained?".

    And if the answer is no, then you don't want to be more emotionally intelligent.
    Wow, EQ is really evil isn't it?
    I do not want to be restrained :steam:

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    It seems like you get pretty emotional when you think about politics and current events, so maybe just do more of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The hallmark of emotional intelligence is restraint.

    And the very question, "How can I increase my emotional intelligence", shows a lack of restraint.
    How the heck do you figure that? How does wanting to make improvements equate to a lack of restraint? And judging by what I've read about EQ, emotional control/restraint is only a portion of what counts towards your "emotional intelligence".

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    I scored a 120, which is apparently 91st percentile. That is nice to read. I know I was probably not as good at reading the emotions on the faces without the context added by the later questions, but I am pretty good at determining the course of action in a given situation when emotions are running high. High IQ/high EQ FTW!
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I scored a 120, which is apparently 91st percentile. That is nice to read. I know I was probably not as good at reading the emotions on the faces without the context added by the later questions, but I am pretty good at determining the course of action in a given situation when emotions are running high. High IQ/high EQ FTW!
    Well my IQ is very high, so it balances out with the lower EQ .

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