Emotional Intelligence Test - Proven EQ Test for the Workplace

ID-Emotional Intelligence

The ID-Emotional Intelligence (Emo) is a personality test that first identifies your preferred style among 16 major personality types and then describes the consequences of this style in various contexts. It provides information on the management of your emotions and your interactions with others. It is therefore a comprehensive portrait that will help you get a better understanding of your style, your emotions, and your preferences.

Characteristics of our emotional intelligence test

Available languages

English | French

Required time

30 minutes


169 questions | true or false

Target audience

All job levels in an organization. It targets an adult population in a development context.

Competencies assessed by HRID’s emotional intelligence test

Our standard report offers a complete portrait of an individual’s emotional intelligence

Standard report

The ID-Emotional Intelligence test results are presented based on the BIG 5 model, the most widely recognized theory in the assessment of personal characteristics. The distinguishing feature of this test is that it combines the information from each of the scales of the model in such a way as to paint a richer and more complete portrait of your personality and the management of your emotions.

In fact, by combining the results obtained using the first four scales of the model (extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness), it is possible to identify 16 main personality styles. By then linking the fifth scale (emotional stability) with each one of the 16 main styles, it is possible to gain a better understanding of the way you react to your emotions and interact with other people.

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The results are presented in distinct sections, namely your main and complementary style (out of the 16 possible styles based on the BIG 5 model), the way you deal with others, your sensibility towards others, the way you deal with your emotions, your preferences with regard to work environments, and information about the way you deal with each of the 16 profiles.

Why have your employees and managers take an emotional intelligence test?

An emotional intelligence test offers information about an individual that is otherwise difficult to obtain. Gaining a better understanding of your emotional intelligence is a great way to accurately build on one’s strengths, address one’s weaker points and improve our interpersonal skills within an organization.

With questions designed by professionals and an in-depth analysis of the results, you can start working on enhancing your communication and interpersonal skills and exploring various avenues of improvement. Our tests are designed to allow a quick analysis of your emotional intelligence and to offer accurate insights instantly.

Key points

HRID’s emotional intelligence test provides many advantages:

  • Offers information specific to each person; each report is built for you in accordance to your specific results;
  • Draws a revealing portrait of your preferred style while taking into consideration the elements that define you as an individual;
  • Allows you to know yourself better;
  • Allows you to understand your strengths and challenges when managing emotions;
  • Offers avenues for development to increase your emotional intelligence (EQ);
  • Suggests ways to interact with people who have similar or different emotional intelligence styles;
  • Provides an instant report.

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What are the BIG 5 personality traits?

The BIG 5 is composed of what many researchers believe to be the basic dimensions of personality. The 5 components addressed in this theory are extraversion (or extroversion), agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.


Extraversion is all about someone’s sociability and expressiveness. Someone that enjoys being the centre of attention. Extraverts like to meet new people and are energized by being around others. On the opposite side, individuals with low extraversion often avoid the spotlight and can feel drained when interacting with many people.


Agreeableness is a trait measuring a person’s level of prosocial behaviour, such as kindness or affection. Agreeable people tend to have an interest in other people. They seek cooperation. Individuals with low agreeableness are more competitive and lower levels of trust and altruism.


Openness is all about imagination, curiosity and an interest towards new things and experiences. People with high levels of openness often have a more adventurous and creative mindset. Individuals with low openness tend to resist new ideas and do not easily embrace changes.


Conscientiousness is a trait measuring one’s level of thoughtfulness. People with high levels of conscientiousness are organized, structured and mindful of the details. Conscientious people are more aware of how their actions and behaviours affect those around them. Individuals with low conscientiousness are more likely to dislike structure, will be less considerate and will tend to procrastinate.


Neuroticism has to do with the control of one’s emotions. Individuals with a high level of this trait are more likely to experience things such as stress and anxiety. They will also tend to experience mood swings. Low neuroticism, which is often labeled “emotional stability”, is typical of individuals who are calm, able to manage their stress and are overall more relaxed.

What are some examples of emotional intelligence?

Emotional intelligence is increasingly considered a crucial factor of success for all the employees in an organization. Many researchers will also indicate that it is critical in a management position. According to Daniel Goleman, author of the book “Emotional Intelligence”, someone possessing high emotional intelligence, or high EQ, is likely to outperform their peers when it comes to communication, management, problem solving and entertaining relationships in the workplace.

Examples of emotional intelligence are found in the simplest of gestures, and they can make a huge difference in the long run. EQ influences our reactions throughout our daily lives, including:

  • Our ability to accept criticism and take responsibility for our actions;
  • Our ability to say no when we need to, and to know the reason why we said it;
  • Empathy for others and the ability to share our feelings;
  • Our ability to listen to others;
  • Our ability to put ourselves in someone else’s perspective and understand their actions.

According to many experts, emotional intelligence is more influential in someone’s success than technical skills. Indeed, understanding people’s reactions and emotions is a huge factor in developing relationships and improving our interpersonal skills, which often naturally leads to success!

How does HRID test emotional intelligence?

HRID measures emotional intelligence in people using a self-reporting test composed of 169 questions. Available in both English and French, each question is answered by true or false, allowing us to quickly analyze your answers, compile results and produce relevant insights in your emotional intelligence.

The advantages of a self-reporting test are multiple:

  • The test can be taken online from anywhere, at any time.
  • Tests are usually completed in about 30 minutes.
  • The true or false format allows us to extract relevant insights from your data quickly.
  • The opportunity to offer an accurate emotional intelligence test at an affordable price.

We have worked with thousands of enterprises, helping them assess over 200,000 employees with our emotional intelligence test. With proven results and 20 years of experience, we are confident we can help you.

Can someone improve their emotional intelligence?

Not everyone possesses the same level of emotional intelligence, and it is perfectly normal. However, it doesn’t mean that it cannot be improved with the right training, reflection, and practice! There are many ways in which you can develop your emotional intelligence, but it starts by gaining a better understanding of your EQ.

Know where to put your efforts

Knowing your strengths and your shortcomings is the first step towards self-improvement. Self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, social skills, and motivation-all these aspects can be targeted with the proper emotional intelligence training. The best way to know where to start is with an emotional intelligence test such as the one offered by HRID. Let us show you how our test can make a difference.

You know what needs improvement, now what?

As for anything else, the key to developing your emotional intelligence is practice. There are many ways to do so: some opt for emotional training courses while others find help in a mentor or in someone they can confide in. A great way to start is by putting yourself in real-life situations and talking to people, whether it is at lunch with your coworkers or during a networking event. Start to develop relationships, learn from your experiences, and reflect on them.