Emotional Intelligence Appraisal Test

Understand your capacity for emotional awareness


Emotional Awareness is the capacity to accurately identify emotional cues in yourself and others. It is associated with effective decision making, contextually appropriate feelings, and social connections.

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Emotion Awareness Test

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How Does This Help Me?

Total Brain, a SonderMind company, offers clinically-validated, mental health assessments like this so you can stay on top of your mental well-being.


What does a high score mean?

People who score highly for Emotional Awareness are good at accurately matching facial expressions to feelings, which may give them a relative advantage in navigating complex social situations. They also tend to be good at understanding their own emotional states, and differentiating between a range of bad emotions (e.g. a sense of whether your fear or anger in a given situation is more motivated by internal or external factors). High scorers will probably also have a wide vocabulary for describing emotions.


What does a low score mean?

People who score low for Emotional Awareness may misinterpret the facial expressions of other people (e.g., thinking someone is angry with them, when in fact they are upset and hurt), or are slower than others to recognize these expressions. They may also tend to not rely heavily on facial expressions to interpret social situations, or they may react in unhelpful ways due to making wrong assumptions about others. People with low scores may also find it difficult to identify a range of different emotions within themselves. For example, you might know that you feel “bad” or “upset”, but it can be hard to differentiate within a more subtle range of emotion states. They may also tend to avoid paying close attention to their own emotions.

Talk to a Therapist Who Specializes in Emotional Awareness


A therapist helps you work through your emotions by teaching you to identify and work through behaviors and obstacles that are keeping you from moving forward. With SonderMind, find personalized care that’s best for you, virtually or in-person. Have an appointment within one week with an expert in developing emotional awareness, use your insurance, and get support that’s proven to work.


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What You Need to Know About Emotional Awareness


Emotional awareness helps us build relationships and trust. It impacts how well we read emotional cues in others and informs our behavior in uncertain situations. It’s an instrumental aspect of empathic thinking and can help us understand our own emotions on a deeper level.

Emotional Awareness Has Remained Stagnant

The Total Brain Mental Health Index shows that Emotional Awareness has kept steady from February 2020 to July 2021, with a less than 1% difference in average score on the Emotional Awareness Assessment. This indicates that there is ample opportunity to increase an understanding of emotions through education and self-care tools, including spotting emotional cues in others.

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