EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360°

Emotional Quotient – Inventory version 2.0

The EQ-i test was launched in 1997 in its first version and introduced in Denmark in 2000. Since the beginning more than 1 million people distributed over 66 countries and 45 different languages have completed the test. Many experiences have been collected during the first 10 years of the test´s existence, and MHS (Multihealth Systems Inc.) was in 2011 ready to launch a strongly revised English version of the EQ-i test. In Denmark the Danish version of the new EQ-i version 2.0 was ready to launch in autumn 2013 in cooperation between Dansk Psykologisk Forlag (Danish Psychological Press) and BRØGGER Erhvervspsykologer (BROEGGER Organizational Psychologists).

 EQ-i 2.0 is a measure of the ”softer” competences in e.g. leadership and focuses especially the emotional and social competences.

The EQ-i 2.0 model:


The composition of the test.

The test consists of 133 questions measuring your own perception of your ability to handle the demands of both your working life and daily life. EQ-i has 3 levels of analysis, distributed in a 1-5-15 factor structure.

1 Total score
5 Composite scores
15 Sub scale scores

The 5 composite and the 15 sub scales in EQ-i 2.0 are:


  • Self-Regard
  • Self-Actualization
  • Emotional Self-Awareness


  • Emotional Expression
  • Assertiveness
  • Independence


  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Empathy
  • Social Responsibility


  • Problem Solving
  • Reality Testing
  • Impulse Control


  • Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Optimism

How is the test result visualized?

The result is visualized in a graphic representation consisting of a total EQ value, the 5 composite scale and the 15 sub scales.

The EQ-i 2.0 reports are provided in three different forms:

  • Workplace Report(divided into a client and a coach section)
  • Leadership Report (divided into a client and a coach section)
  • 360° Report

The Workplace Reports are available in English and Danish. The Leadership Reports only in English.

Test Type 

  • Test, that measures own view of your social and emotional competences.
  • Completion time: app. 20 min.
  • Administration: electronic online version.

The Use of the EQ-i 2.0

Everyone who works professionally with assessment and development of leaders and employees can make use of the EQ-i 2.0. The test is used in the following areas:

  • Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Stress Handling
  • Candidate Ratings
  • Selection
  • Career Development
  • Competence Development
  • Team Development

EQ 360

In the new EQ-i 2.0 certification you also obtain a certification in using the EQ 360. This gives you the opportunity to learn how others, eg. peers, direct reports or managers, judge the EQ-i of the person.
The feedback raters invited are answering exactly the same 133 items as in the EQ-I 2.0.

Requirements to Participants:

There are requirements to the educational background and experience of the participants.

The Certification:

  • To complete an online module before the in-class courses.
  • To participate actively throughout the course.
  • To demonstrate competence in interpreting the EQ-i 2.0 test and giving feedback.
  • To pass an online examination.

Interested in a Certification?

View the following page: Certification: EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360