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The EQ-i 2.0® Model
New composite scales
Self-Perception, Self-Expression: The Emotional Self-Awareness subscale from the previous version contained items that measured both the perception and the expression of emotions. The new factor structure resolves this ‘double content’ issue by dividing the items into two subscales. The items pertaining to self-awareness now reside in the Emotional Self-Awareness subscale of the Self-Perception composite. The self-expression items were also retained and expanded to better address how one expresses oneself, inspiring the addition of the Emotional Expression subscale.
Emotional Expression: This subscale, which is part of the Self-Expression composite scale, is about openly expressing one’s feelings, verbally and non-verbally. Emotional expression extends beyond the simple overt expression of one’s feelings to include the communication of one’s feelings in a manner that can be understood by the recipient.
New composite scale
Decision Making: The Decision-Making composite scale addresses the way in which one uses emotional information in the decision-making process. This facet of emotional intelligence includes Problem Solving, Reality Testing, and Impulse Control subscales. This composite scale reveals how well one understands the impact emotions have on decision-making, including the ability to resist or delay impulses and remain objective so as to avoid rash behavior and ineffective problem solving.
The Decision Making composite is also a result of the realignment and restructuring of the original Adaptability and Stress Management composites. Decision Making is more intuitive, easier to coach to, and better addresses the needs of EQ-i 2.0 users.
Problem Solving subscale
In the case of the Problem Solving subscale which exists in both the EQ-i and the EQ-i 2.0, improvements have been made to resolve potential interpretation issues. Problem Solving is now defined as the ability to find solutions to problems in situations where emotions are involved. It includes the ability to understand how emotions impact decision making and about using emotional information in a meaningful way to enhance the problem solving process: recognizing a problem and feeling confident in one’s ability to work through it, defining the problem, generating a solution, and implementing the plan.
Previously, the EQ-i included Happiness as one of the 15 components of emotional intelligence. The EQ-i 2.0 has been modified to view happiness as a product of emotional intelligence rather than a contributing factor to emotional intelligence. This, coupled with the fact that most coaches, consultants, and counselors, found it difficult to directly coach to Happiness, lead to the EQ-i 2.0 introducing the Well-Being indicator. It explores the relationship between one’s level of Happiness and Self-Regard, Optimism, Interpersonal Relationships, and Self-Actualization. Each report will consist of a Happiness score which is generated in the same manner as all other EQ-i 2.0 subscales, but it does not affect the total EI score.
The Science Behind EQ-i 2.0
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