The EQ-i 2.0 is the industry leading emotional intelligence test. Here’s why.Dr. Steven Stein
We offer a rigorous certification program
Anyone can use a quiz from a popular magazine and call it emotional intelligence. The truth is, to really get at understanding a person’s emotional drivers, you need a good understanding of human behavior, assessment, and feedback. While you can try and “wing it,” nothing beats fundamental knowledge and experience. EQ-i 2.0 coaches and trainers have an advantage in the marketplace. Their certification indicates that they have trained in interpreting and applying this credible, trusted, and scientifically validated tool.
The EQ-i 2.0 focuses on learnable skills that can be used to complement findings from other tests
We’ve always said that emotional intelligence comprises a set of skills – learnable skills. We know that personality traits, for the most part, are stable throughout the lifespan. While personality tests help people gain self-awareness and insight into themselves, personality traits – such as introversion and conscientiousness – are less coachable because they are stable. However, people can use the EQ-i 2.0 to develop skills that help them perform more effectively regardless of their innate personality. For example, while staying introverted, an introverted salesperson can be coached to be more assertive, connect better with others through empathy, and ultimately be more successful. These are emotional skills you get at with the EQ-i 2.0.
The EQ-i 2.0 is well researched and more relevant than ever
Reliability and validity are essential concepts to evaluate when selecting a psychological assessment for your business. The original research on the EQ-i began in 1985, and a recent search on the APA PsycNet ® database listed over 365 published studies focused on the EQ-i or EQ-i 2.0. While we adapt to new ways of working as the push to a virtual and digital environment has accelerated rapidly over the past year, understanding, and building an emotional skillset is more important now than ever before. Even when times were volatile in the midst of the pandemic, average scores on the EQ-i 2.0 remained stable. For almost 20 years, consultants and organizations have trusted the science that underpins the EQ-i 2.0 (and its predecessor, the EQ-i) to help improve human performance. Being the first scientifically validated measure of emotional intelligence, coupled with research from premier organizations, means you can count on the EQ-i 2.0 to add robustness and accuracy to your talent management initiatives.
We developed the first and one of the only tools that measures an individual’s level of social responsibility
Long before it was popular, we measured a person’s social responsibility as part of our interpersonal relationship facet. We were definitely on the right track as data has shown that social responsibility is highly related (and yet not too obviously) to a leader’s authenticity, integrity, and transparency. Whether you assess high potentials or current leaders, you’ll find their social responsibility score an integral part of any coaching or training program.
The EQ-i 2.0 is a trusted brand, and the more the tool is used, the better it gets
Having been the premier emotional intelligence tool in the marketplace since the early 1990s has helped establish MHS’ EQ-i 2.0 as a well-known brand in the market. Tens of thousands of users in Fortune 500, government, military, non-profit, athletic, entertainment, financial services, pharmaceutical, policing, healthcare, hospitality, legal, insurance, airlines, social service, higher education, consulting, leadership, and industries of all kinds already attest to the quality of the EQ-i 2.0. It is trusted as one of the most validated emotional intelligence tools available. We use the data and feedback gathered from these industries to update and improve your EQ-i 2.0 experience continuously.
The amount of high-quality EQ-i 2.0 supplementary and supporting products provides meaningful development for clients
You are not just using a test when you are part of the EQ-i 2.0 family. You have access to a variety of tools that you can use to help your clients. There’s the EQ Edge book, the EQ Leader, Emotionally Effective Leader Workshop, EQ-i ®2.0 Workbook, EQ Connections™ leadership reports, and many other resources to make you a more professional and credible consultant or in-house expert on emotional intelligence.
We have the best continuing support system around
As an organization delivering emotional intelligence assessments and programs for over 20 years, we have the depth and expertise to help you and keep you up to date with the latest advances in the field. You have access to our white papers, webinars, and special training. We have a worldwide network of EQ-i 2.0 experts that help and support each other. We also partner with our customers in helping to develop high-quality custom programs. You won’t find the level of support we provide on our emotional intelligence tools and programs anywhere else. Learn more about the entire EQ Universe and all of MHS’ emotional intelligence related offerings here.