Emotional Intelligence, MECEIT & Emotify tests preparation

As part of your selection to a growing list of organisations you will be asked to complete an Emotional Intelligence test.

What is an Emotional Intelligence test?

An Emotional Intelligence test typically measures a wide range of aspects of emotional intelligence to be able to predict your ability to understand and manage your emotions as well as predict others' emotional responses.

It is a non timed test that includes a wide range of test questions. 

One of the most popular and credible Emotional Intelligence tests is the MSCEIT that has 144 test questions.

What is an Emotional Intelligence test question?

As the Emotional Intelligence test needs to measure a wide range of emotional intelligence aspects, the test questions vary based on what component of emotional intelligence they measure.

Most emotional Intelligence tests measure several or all types of the following emotional intelligence components:

  1. Ability to identify emotions in facial expressions
  2. Ability to understand use emotions to facilitate behaviour in others
  3. Ability to identify people's emotions based on their behaviour
  4. Ability to understand how actions facilitate emotions in others and us
  5. Ability to identify types of emotions when looking at objects.
  6. Ability to understand how to use emotions to facilitate interactions/relationships with others
  7. Ability to understand the structure of different emotions.

Let's review the following Emotional Intelligence example test question:

Joan felt stressed, and became a bit anxious when she thought about all the work she needed to do. When her manager brought her an additional project, she felt ____.  (Select the best choice.)

a) Overwhelmed

b) Depressed

c) Ashamed

d) Self-conscious

e) Jittery

The correct answer is overwhelmed. Joan felt stressed before her manager brought her more work. The additional work given to her when she already was feeling under stress only increased the feeling and made her overwhelmed.

The Challenge with Emotional Intelligence tests:

Many job applicants find the Emotional Intelligence test very challenging due to the following reasons: 

  • The test questions are very ambiguous  
  • The test questions require people to deal with things outside their comfort zone.

From our experience,  two of the most challenging tasks in completing an Emotional Intelligence are the ability to recognise emotions in people's facial expressions, the ability to identify emotions expressed in abstract objects or scenery images and the ability to predict people's emotional responses.

The MSCEIT Emotional Intelligence test

The MSCEIT emotional intelligence test is one of the most pupolar and credible tests used in the market.

The MESCEIT test is not timed. This means that there is no timer or any time limit that forces you to work fast.

The MSCEIT test has 144 test questions and you get a separate score on each section of the test.

What is a MSCEIT Emotional Intelligence test question?

The MSCEIT test has a wide range of test questions type or style. In some you will be given faces and you will need to select the correct emotion and level of intensity of this emotion. In other questions, you will be given scenarios and be asked to select the most appropriate response. You will also be shown photos of objects and sceneries and be asked to identify the emotion/s that these photos are likely to elicit in people.

Let's review an example of the style of questions in the MSCEIT:

Please select how much is each feeling expressed in the photo below:

The feelings are:

Happy

Sad

Fear

Anger

Disgust

The Challenge with the MSCEIT test:

Many job applicants find the MSCEIT test very challenging due to the following reasons: 

  • The test questions are very different from what people are used to.
  • The test asks you to identify emotions using facial expressions and photos of sceneries, which is a task that people feel unequipped to complete.   
  • The test questions require people to deal with things outside their comfort zone.

Emotify test preparation guide & example test questions

Emotify is a new Emotional Intelligence test developed by Revelian to measure two aspects of Emotional Intelligence. 

The Emotify Emotional Intelligence test

The Emotify test was developed by Revelian as a reasoning measurement of people’s emotional intelligence using 2 distinctive aspects of your emotional intelligence.

  • Ability to identify emotions in facial expressions
  • Ability to identify people's emotions based on their behaviour

Emotify includes 2 parts:

Part 1 measures your ability to identify people's emotions based on a scenario or situation. In addition, part 1 also measures your ability to recognise the basic 8 emotions in people's facial expressions. Part 1 has 3 sections with a break in between each section.

Part 2 measures your ability to identify emotions in facial expressions.

The Emotify has 20 questions in part 1 and 30 questions in part 2.

The difference between Emotify and other EI tests

Contrary to most Emotional Intelligence tests used in the market, Revelian developed a reasoning rather than a personality based test. This means that the Emotify regards EI as a cognitive ability and therefore uses a timer as part of the test.

What is an Emotify Emotional Intelligence test question?

The Emotify test has two types of test questions:

The first type or Emotify test question style includes a short scenario that describes a situation about one or two people. Then you are asked to decide what is each person in the scenario likely to feel. Your answer will not only include the emotion but also the facial expression that conveys the correct emotion.

The second type or Emotify test question style includes a screenshot of a face and you are asked to decide whether this facial expression conveys a specific emotion. Your answer can only be yes or no. 

Let's review the following example test question for the Emotify test:

Is this Surprise?

Here you need to analyse the facial expression to identify the correct emotion.

The Challenge with the Emotify test:

Many job applicants find the Emotify test very challenging due to the following reasons: 

  • The Emotify's timer is very short. This makes it very difficult for test takers to consider all the options before the time runs out.
  • The test questions are very different from what people are used to.
  • The test questions require people to deal with things outside their comfort zone.

How the Institute will assist you to prepare for your Emotify or MSCEIT Emotional Intelligence test: 

The Institute’s psychologists and psychometricians have prepared a full preparation solutions for the Emotify Emotional Intelligence test::

Personal Tutoring (Face-to-face or Skype video)

  • Delivered by experienced Organisational Psychologists.
  • You will be given practice Emotional Intelligence test& MSCEIT and you will receive expert real-time feedback.
  • Your Psychologist trainer will teach you everything you need to know about the Emotional Intelligence test including example test questions.
  • Prior to your coaching sessions you will be given practice Emotify& MSCEIT tests to complete.
  • You will also be given special practical material and special information to help you to successfully complete the 2 parts of the Emotify test and 8 parts of the MSCEIT test.
  • Your Psychologist trainer will also identify and help you to improve your areas of weakness in Emotiona Intelligence.

 

 

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