Can We Guess How Emotional You Are?



Emotional Intelligence is very underrated and it is no less than IQ. Emotional intelligence in the simplest of definitions means your ability to navigate through emotions of people, including yours. It could greatly help you in your job, especially if you are in a managerial position. It can help you in your interpersonal relationships as well.

While we are on the topic of emotional intelligence, I would like to point out that some psychologists believe that it is the same as IQ. The reason they say it is that IQ and EQ have approximately the same correlation while predicting a particular thing as job success. In statistics, if two things have almost the same correlation while predicting the same thing then they are considered the same. You may not believe it as many of the other psychologists.

Psychologists who do believe in this theory say that there are 5 key elements to it. Let us discuss them.


Self-Awareness – As the word says it people with a high degree of self-awareness have a clear idea of their strengths and weaknesses. Though high amounts of it could be detrimental to your mental health. The reason I say it because high degree of self-awareness is an indicator of high neuroticism, which is something we all should avoid.

Self-Regulation – It is the ability to keep calm in situations of stress. It also helps in keeping the self in check. People with higher levels of self-regulation know how not to get emotional while making critical decisions. They are also less likely to have mood swings.

Motivation – Here we are talking about the internal motivation of the person. Those who are internally motivated are hyper-focused towards their goal. They are also highly conscientious in nature.

Empathy – Empathy, as we all know, is the ability to put oneself in other’s shoe and get to know how they are feeling. It is one of the key aspects of EQ as humans are emotional creatures and if we don’t take care of their emotions then it may ruin your mission.

There are different aspects of emotional intelligence if you follow different psychologists but mostly it revolves around the aforementioned 4 aspects. Play the quiz to know how emotionally intelligent are you?
“There are some things in this world you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you’ve carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand.”
Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You

“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”
Jess C Scott, The Devilin Fey

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”
Anthon St. Maarten What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

“So the fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.”
Haruki Murakami, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action.”
Steve Maraboli, The Story of the Malakand Field Force

“…But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace.”
Winston Churchill, Fifty Shades Darker

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  • Question of

    You just found out your best friend was talking about you behind your back. What do you do?

    • Cry
    • Call the friend out on it
    • Break off the friendship
    • Ignore it. Who cares?
  • Question of

    Your boss just yelled at you in front of others; what do you do?

    • Yell back
    • Hold it together then go cry in my car.
    • Nothing, I just suck it up.
    • Work harder so it doesn’t happen again.
  • Question of

    ‘Star Trek’ was a great show; what character on the show might you be?

    • Captain Kirk
    • Scottie
    • Dr. McCoy
    • Mr. Spock
  • Question of

    You just watched a total heartbreaker of a movie, do you cry?

    • Sure I do.
    • I usually do.
    • If it really was good I do.
    • No way
  • Question of

    Have you ever heard of Machiavelli, the Italian philosopher and politician?

    • I have never heard of him.
    • Yes, he is a nut.
    • Yes, he makes some good points.
    • Yes, he is a genius.
  • Question of

    Do you enjoy the work of William Shakespeare?

    • I love him.
    • I like some of his stuff.
    • Not really
    • Can’t stand him.
  • Question of

    Your best friend hasn’t texted you back all day, what do you think?

    • My friend is mad at me.
    • My friend is in trouble.
    • My friend must be busy.
    • I don’t notice things like that.
  • Question of

    Do you often wonder what the point of everything is?

    • Yes, I feel like that every day.
    • Sometimes I do.
    • Not often
    • No, that is pointless.
  • Question of

    Are you the type that likes to hug people when you see them?

    • I am a total hugger.
    • If it is someone I know well.
    • No, but I will.
    • I hate to hug.
  • Question of

    What do you think of the expression ‘We’re all one’?

    • It totally resonates with me.
    • I like it.
    • I don’t get it.
    • It’s kind of dumb.
  • Question of

    Someone just cut you off in traffic, what do you do?

    • Scream and flip them off
    • Seeth about it all day
    • Get angry then get over it
    • Nothing. Who cares?
  • Question of

    You’re in an argument. Is it really important for you to win?

    • Yes, I hate losing arguments.
    • Well, I do like to win.
    • No, I don’t care that much.
    • I don’t care at all about that.
  • Question of

    What would you do if someone asked you out that you didn’t really like?

    • I would go anyway, so as not to be awkward.
    • I would probably say no.
    • I don’t think I would go.
    • I wouldn’t go for sure.
  • Question of

    Do you worry a lot about what will happen to you when you’re old?

    • I worry about that all the time.
    • Sure, doesn’t everyone?
    • I try not to.
    • I never worry about that.
  • Question of

    When your favorite sports team loses a big game, how do you feel?

    • Devastated
    • Pretty bummed
    • I don’t care much.
    • I don’t care at all.

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