Posts Tagged ‘Emotional Intelligence Tests’

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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Reframing The Emotional Intelligence Definition

We previously took a close look at how the mind works just like a computer when it comes to accumulating mental programs.

Almost everyone incorporates this image into his or her emotional intelligence definition.

It’s a great way to look at the mind. It simplifies our concept of how the mind operates and allows us to develop a more experiential sense of our own emotional intelligence definition.

It’s easy to see how our belief systems and behaviours work just like computer programs. Through past decisions, we form ideas and beliefs and those beliefs continue to run until we make a determined decision to stop them.

As such, we see a lot of solutions out there for dealing with programs that we don’t want. What’s their solution? Reprogram yourself.

The problem is… that doesn’t work.

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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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The Measure of Emotional Intelligence

To start off, I have a quick question to ask you…

Why do you want to achieve emotional intelligence?

In other words, what is your goal?

I ask this question to put your focus back on you. You see, if you look at the studies of emotional intelligence you can easily get lost in all the highly technical definitions and disagreements.

Stop and discriminate for a moment. When you focus on the debates and the theories, does that lead you into experiencing emotional intelligence for yourself?

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