As children, we are encouraged in school to achieve high scores on tests. Students are taught that achieving high scores on tests is good as that would demonstrate their knowledge and expertise over a subject area. However, when it comes to psychological assessments, is a high score always desirable? For example, when interpreting the results of the EQ-i 2.0, one of the questions that we frequently get is, “Can you be too high in emotional intelligence?”
In Part 1 of this post, we looked at the popular EQ-i 2.0 and MSCEIT and highlighted the key differences between the two.
Although the EQ-i 2.0 and the MSCEIT are both EI assessments, they use different methods of measurement because they focus on different aspects of emotional intelligence.
As emotional intelligence (EI) rose in popularity over the last two decades, the concept of EI has been examined using a variety of assessments. Today’s blog article will compare the major differences between the Emotional Intelligence Quotient 2.0 (EQ-i 2.0) and the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT).