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The Other Kind of Smart
Harvey Deutschendorf

Other Kind of Smart - Book Cover Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Power and Joy at Home, Work, and Play

“An easy to read, interesting book that uses everyday stories and simple exercises to show us how to make the most of emotional intelligence in our workplaces and homes"

Lee Iacocca

“This book shows you how to be more personable and persuasive with everyone you meet. It will transform your relationships with others!”

Brian Tracy, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Focal Point

“Good, sound advice on how to create and maintain meaningful relationships."

John Gray, Ph.D., author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

“Harvey shows us how to overcome barriers that stand in the way of reaching our true potential.”

Robin Sharma, author of the #1 International Bestsellers The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Saint, The Surfer and the CEO

“This book gives straight answers. I recommend it.”

Marianne Williamson, author, Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships

“Whether at work, at home or at play, emotional intelligence skills are crucial to enhancing our lives. This easy-to-read book brings those skills home to the reader in an interesting and effective manner.”

Jim Clemmer, author, Growing the Distance and The Leader’s Digest

Harvey's Mini EI Quiz

This short assessment will give you some flavor of emotional intelligence.  It is not meant to be a serious test of your emotional functioning.  Have fun with it.

For a comprehensive test of emotional intelligence that has been scientifically validated I recommend the BarOn EQI. This is the assessment that this book has been based on.

If you are going through some trauma in your life the results may be quite skewed and not a good indication of where you are at this time.  Wait until things return to a more normal state before doing the quiz.

Note: When answering the questions please stay focused on what the question asks. Because of the way the questions are set up it is easy to answer the opposite way from what you intended.

  1. When I have a strong emotional reaction I am usually able to relate it to anexperience from my past.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  2. I have no difficulty asking for what I want.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  3. The people that I chose spend time with are supportive of me and my goals.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  4. I am satisfied with what I have achieved in life.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  5. I rely upon my own judgment in making decisions.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  6. I am able to understand why others feel the way they do.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  7. In conversations I often ask others about themselves and their world.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  8. I believe that helping others is an important part of life.
    1.  Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  9. Solving problems comes easily to me.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  10. Understanding the way others see things is easy for me.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  11. I adapt easily to change
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  12. I rarely let pressure get to me.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  13. I rarely speak or act without thinking things through.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  14. Most of the time it feels great to be alive.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

  15. I expect things to get better in the future.
    1. Seldom true or not true of me
    2. Seldom true of me
    3. Sometimes true of me
    4. Often true of me
    5. Very often true or true of me

Add up your numbers from all of your answers.

Results of Harvey's EQI Quiz

60 - 75 Congratulations, indications are that you are doing very well, up into the high end of the emotional intelligence scale. You know yourself well and have developed healthy, sustaining relationships with others. You are usually happy, optimistic and feel quite good about what you have accomplished in your life. Because you already have a solid base, your potential to develop to an even higher level using EI is excellent.
45 - 59 Your scores indicate that you are doing fairly well. Your self awarenessand relationships with others are above average. You have achievementsyou are proud of, are generally are in a good mood, and see the world in apositive way. There is still room for improvement in all areas and there are times when you feel you are capable of doing/achieving more than you have. By diligently using EI tools you are able to get even more from life.
30 - 44 Your scores indicate that you are struggling somewhat with how you feel, about yourself and your relationships with others. You are aware of this
and are likely open to making some changes. The good news is that youcan make very significant changes by diligently practicing new positive EI behaviors.
15 - 29 Give yourself credit for answering honestly. Your results indicate that your life is a difficult struggle in a number of areas. The good news isthat you are able to make significant changes to your life if you are willing to do what is required. There are countless stories of people who have made drastic changes despite coming from a difficult place. You will find that once you start seeing changes resulting from your efforts you will begin feeling much more positive about your life.