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Emotional Intelligence Correlations By Gender, Age, Personality

 


It's true, women really do have (slightly) higher Emotional Intelligence than men! Ok, so that's probably not groundbreaking news, but we do have some EQ stats that you might find interesting.The following is an extract from the Technical Report on the Emotional Quotient (EQ) tool developed by EQmentor and Target Training International (TTI).

Gender Correlations:

Women are more likely to display a higher amount of overall Emotional Intelligence, interpersonal Emotional Intelligence, intrapersonal Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, and Self-Awareness than men although the difference is small. There are no gender differences in Self-Regulation, Motivation, or Social Skills.eq_graph_gender-1.png

Age Correlations:

Emotional Intelligence, as measured by the Emotional Intelligence Inventory, increases with age.
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Personality Correlations:

The personality assessment used for the analysis was the EQmentor Personality Inventory.
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Top 3 strongest correlations (in order):
 

1. Empathy and Agreeableness (considerate/friendly/cooperative)

2. Self-Regulation Emotional Stability (calm/confident; not neurotic)

3. Social Skills and Extraversion (outgoing/energetic)

Inter-correlations:

For comparison, inter-correlations of sub-scales within the EQ Assessment are shown below:eq_graph_intercorrelations.png


Source: EQ Mentor/TTI Emotional Quotient Technical Report

Theo Winter

Theo Winter

Client Services Manager, Writer & Researcher. Theo is one of the youngest professionals in the world to earn an accreditation in TTI Success Insight's suite of psychometric assessments. For more than a decade, he worked with hundreds of HR, L&D and OD professionals and consultants to improve engagement, performance and emotional intelligence of leaders and their teams. He authored the book "40 Must-Know Business Models for People Leaders."

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