Emotional Quotient Inventory® 2.0 (EQ-i® 2.0)

Emotional Quotient Inventory® 2.0 (EQ-i® 2.0)

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Author: Multi-Health Systems (MHS), based on the Bar-On EQ-i® model by Reuven Bar-On, 1997

Purpose To scientifically measure emotional intelligence
Administer To Individuals 18 years and older
Reading/Education Level Grade 11 (NQF level 2)
Administration Time 20-30 minutes (133 items)
Scoring Options User Portal/JvR Online/Data-capturing by Client Services
Publication Date 2011
HPCSA Classified
Training Compulsory 2-day Accreditation Training
Language/s: English, Spanish (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), French (Canadian)

The EQ-i 2.0® is one of the most advanced and thoroughly researched measure of emotional intelligence in the assessment industry. This tool is indispensable for personal, professional and leadership development, and for recruiting high performing talent.

The EQ-i 2.0® measures a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way people perceive and express themselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. The EQ-i 2.0 highlights an individual’s emotional and social strengths and weaknesses. A growing body of research suggests that emotional intelligence is a key determinant of success in life.

Assessment Scales

The EQ-i 2.0® includes five validity indices rendering a Total Emotional Intelligence score plus the following component scores:

  • 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
  • Well-Being Indicator: Happiness

Areas Of Application

The EQ-i can be used for the following purposes:

  • In corporate, educational, counselling/therapeutic, forensic, medical, clinical, human resource, and research settings.
  • To assess a client’s general degree of emotional intelligence, potential for emotional health, and present psychological well-being.
  • To map out areas that needs further exploration in the assessment process and to evaluate the successfulness of psychological intervention.

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JvR Online

Application Area

Development, Leadership, Succession Planning, Talent Attraction

Psychology Category

Online Availability


HPCSA Status




The EQ-i has the following software reports available:

  • Workplace Report: Focuses on the impact of emotional intelligence at work and offers suggestions for working with colleagues, supervisors and clients. Coach and a client reports are generated for each candidate.
  • Workplace EQ 360 Report: The multi-rater feedback report combines the rater results and compares them to the participant’s self-ratings.
  • Leadership EQ 360 Report: Offers the single, most comprehensive view of an individual’s EQ results through four key dimensions of leadership. The report helps you to view your client’s scores through a leadership lens, as well as understand how others see your client as a leader.
  • Leadership Report: This report is rich with leadership-specific information – including the option to compare a client’s results against other top leaders.
  • Group Report: Combines the scores of individuals in a manner that allows you to make interpretations at the group or team level. This report presents an overview of group results that identifies group strengths as well as the areas where the group as a whole can be more effective.
  • Higher Education Report: Identifies a student’s strengths and weaknesses to enable them to learn how they can use their strengths, and improve weaknesses, to achieve the most in their academic and personal life.

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Terms & Conditions

Please Note:

  • Additional fees will be applicable when requesting Client Services to assist with administration (only applicable where user portals are available and a client chooses not to make use of this facility)
  • Material / Reports only available to suitably qualified users
  • Prices as quoted may change without prior notice
  • Errors and omissions excepted
  • Courier costs are not included in the above quoted prices
    JvR may have to order some of the above items. In such instances delivery times will be extended

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JvR Academy

JvR Academy provides compulsory 2-day accreditation training for EQ-I 2-0®

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South African Research

South African norms are available for the Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 (EQ-i 2.0®). South African Research using the EQ-i 2.0® is available in a broad range of areas including leadership, academic performance, well-being, stress management, customer service ability and its relationship to derailment. JvR Psychometrics welcomes the opportunity to partner with clients who are interested in conducting predictive studies in their organisations.
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