The developers of the IQ test knew that it had gaps. Although it was useful for measuring cognitive intelligence, researchers later discovered that there was no statistical correlation between IQ and success in leadership, business or life.
In 1983, Reuven BarOn asked why are some people more able to succeed regardless of their IQ. In 1990, John Mayer & Peter Salovey wrote about Emotional Intelligence in a paper, and in 1995, Daniel Goleman wrote a famous book on why EQ can matter more than IQ.
EQ is the measure of Emotional Intelligence & statistically linked to success. In 1997, BarOn produced the first scientifically validated EQ Assessment, for which the updated Multi-Health Systems (MHS) EQ-i 2.0 model is shown below.
For Daniel Goleman’s model, select the link for the Daniel Goleman Competency Framework.
The EQ-i 2.0 Model
The EQ-i 2.0 Model has 5 Composite Scales; as each has 3 Subscales, there are 15 Subscales.
Self-Perception: Self-Regard, Self-Actualization, Emotional Self-Awareness;
Self-Expression: Emotional Expression, Assertiveness, Independence;
Interpersonal: Interpersonal Relationships, Empathy, Social Responsibility;
Decision Making: Problem Solving, Reality Testing, Impulse Control;
Stress Management: Flexibility, Stress Tolerance, Optimism.