The Hogan EQ assessment provides an assessment of an individual’s ability to perceive, control, and share one’s own and others’ emotions. Persons with high EQ scores appear to be calm, quiet, poised, and optimistic.  Persons with low EQ scores present as intense, passionate, bold, and talkative. The Hogan EQ assessment adds valuable information to your Candidate Assessment Strategy USAThe Hogan EQ can be used for talent selection and development. It is comprised of 172 true-false items and can be completed in about 20 minutes. It measures:

Awareness - The degree to which people seem in touch with their emotions.

Regulation - The degree to which people seem to maintain positive emotional states.

Expression - The degree to which people seem to communicate desired emotional states to others.

Detection - The degree to which people seem aware of others’ emotions.

Influence - The degree to which people seem intentionally to affect others’ moods, thoughts, and behaviors.

Empathy - The degree to which people seem to feel what others are feeling.

Why Measure EQ in Talent Selection

EQ impacts career success in jobs that require social interaction. It has a very large impact on people who want to be or are in leadership positions. The Hogan EQ assessment provides a total EQ score, which reflects the candidates’ overall emotional intelligence. The higher the score, the higher a person’s EQ. People with higher EQ scores have four clear advantages at work:

  • They quickly understand what others feel and why they behave in certain ways.
  • They are rewarding to deal with and hard to provoke.
  • They remain calm in stressful situations and handle pressure well.
  • They are enthusiastic and optimistic about work.
Understanding and Interpreting Hogan EQ Scores

The total EQ score is the average of the six EQ scale scores summarized in the table below. The scale scores indicate the proportion of the population who score at or below a given EQ score. For example, a score of 75 on a specific scale is higher than about 75% of the population.

0-25 (low EQ)

26-50 (below average EQ)

51-75 (above average EQ)

76 or higher (high EQ)

                                        Low Scores (0-25)        High Scores (76 +)


Uninterested in self-analysis, Indifferent to own emotions, Unreflective

Self-aware, In touch with their own emotions, Introspective


Pessimistic, Defensive, Temperamental

Optimistic, Cool-headed,



Emotionally volatile, Indifferent communicators, Emotionally restrained

Able to appropriately display emotions, Engaged communicators, Emotionally expressive


Unperceptive, Unobservant,

Overly logical

Perceptive, Socially Insightful, Intuitive


Non-charismatic, Unable to influence, Reserved

Charming, Persuasive,

Enthusiastic networkers


Unconcerned with others’ feelings, Blunt and direct,

Indifferent to others’ moods

Attuned to others’ feelings, Tactful, Responsive to others’ moods

The Hogan EQ assessment report provides information on a scale-by-scale basis, including discussion points, interpretive information, summaries of likely behaviors, and the pros-and-cons of scores as they impact leadership, teamwork, and employability.  This useful information can be easily added to your Candidate Assessment Strategy USA.

Contact us to obtain Sample Reports for the Hogan EQ Assessment.

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