Emotional Intelligence Test

The Limitations for Coaching and Development of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and other Preference-Based Personality Questionnaires

MBTI and Other Personality Questionnaires – Employee Selection and Development

Psychometric assessment has become standard practice for most global organizations and companies with a keen interest in thorough employee selection and development. Today psychometric assessment is used by more than 80% of the Fortune 500 companies in the USA and by over 75% of the Times Top 100 companies in the UK.

Never before has the appropriate selection of effective psychometric assessment tools been more important.

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The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)

There are various different tools and tests in the market for emotional intelligence assessment and development, and MSCEIT is one of those.  MSCEIT is an acronym and stands for the “Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test”.  This test stemmed from research first carried out in 1990 by Mayer & Salovey, and it was refined and developed over the ensuing years.

Some emotional intelligence tests focus on self-awareness and perceptions, or on identifying behaviour preferences.  The MSCEIT is a test which aims to focus on assessing emotional ability.

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The Myers Briggs Test

The Myers Briggs test (full name Myers Briggs Type Indicator) is a well-known psychometric questionnaire which seeks to reveal personal preferences in personality perceptions.  It is usually used as a tool for team building, career development and self awareness.

First published in 1962, the Myers Briggs test borrows from Carl Jung’s typological theories in his eponymous work “Psychological Types”.  The main psychological types are broken down into 4 different dimensions of personality, split into 4 possible dichotomies – these are pairs of mutually exclusive preferences for which an individual is classified.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Personality Testing

The field of psychometrics testing has developed over the last 80 years or so, and within this area personality testing has become a mainstay of assessing candidates for certain job competencies and organisational fit.

Why is personality testing important? And why do most emotional intelligence tests focus on personality?

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The Psychometric Assessment And Its Application To Recruitment

A psychometric assessment is something which may send shudders down a job candidate’s spine when he is told he has to undergo one.  It is usually seen as a challenging test to take, and most candidates do worry if it will conclude that they possess some character flaws or flag up some fundamental inadequacies in ability.

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The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence Certification

In this article I will discuss emotional intelligence certification and its relevance to developmental programmes.  Some of our previous articles have already addressed the reasons behind why emotional intelligence is so important to businesses, and indeed in our lives.  We have also addressed the need to select a suitable emotional intelligence test, based on a model that is relevant and effective, to aid the development of emotional intelligence.

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The Emotional Intelligence Test – Putting Abstract Talent Into Perspective

An emotional intelligence test is frequently used these days as part of a company’s efforts to understand its employees and aid workforce development.  Although Emotional Intelligence as a concept was only recognised quite recently (about 15 years ago), the key reason behind why it is quickly catching on is its widespread relevance to business success.

Why Do You Need An Emotional Intelligence test?

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Myers Briggs Personality Tests Versus Emotional Intelligence Tests

Myers Briggs Personality Tests Versus Emotional Intelligence Tests …

The Myers Briggs personality tests and the Enneagram are very powerful psychological  systems both approaching behaviour from different perspectives.  Neither is wrong and once you have grasped the difference in approach you will see how The Enneagram and Myers Briggs can be used to compliment each other or selected individually depending upon the specific application.

There are many articles comparing these systems from a historical and theoretical sense. I will not go into the history of the The Enneagram or Myers Briggs as from a practical  sense its suffice to say both systems provide a very powerful tools to help understand human behaviour.

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