How Socially Intelligent Are You?

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#1 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

Take this test made by Harvard University and post your results. The following is mine.

#2 Edited by Iszdope (10770 posts) -

Make me.

#3 Posted by Makhaidos (2162 posts) -

31 out of 36. I usually do better, but I'm tired and my room is dark at the moment.

#4 Edited by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

o god not taking

guessing i get roughly 9/36 b/c average of randomly picking

#5 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

i got 21 out of 36, alot of the faces looked the same, i got tired of doing the test so i rushed through the end.

#6 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36985 posts) -

Scored 29

Being able to judge someones mood from a poor quality B&W photo of just their eyes doesn't scream 'social intelligence' to me

Anyone want to explain the reasoning?

#7 Posted by Shmiity (5292 posts) -

30/36. Most of them were reasonable questions. I liked it.

#8 Posted by ssvegeta555 (2280 posts) -

30/36. Not bad I guess.

#9 Edited by sukraj (23767 posts) -

no way

#10 Posted by hippiesanta (9981 posts) -

20 and don't believe it .... most of the eyes are too european (boring) ..... no blacks, australian aborigine, Pakistani, Arabic or Chinese ..

#11 Edited by Trail_Mix (2579 posts) -


I remember doing this type of test before. I'm pretty sure I did worse this time around.

Whatevs, it's late and I have yet to sleep.

#12 Posted by poptart (6875 posts) -


Such tests can be found within EQ tests - I took one a few months back for a senior sales role (reading the person opposite being integral to a successful sales process blah etc). I thought I did well - nailed it. In the 'reading emotion' part though I scored precisely zero, and overall within the bottom 10%, i.e. complete emotional retard. Social Intelligence I guess is a rough term for effectively being street wise - reading situations etc.

#13 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6753 posts) -

got a 28/36

#14 Edited by gamerguru100 (11057 posts) -


"Your exposure to Caucasians may have affected your score". O_O

I'm white and live in a white majority city in a very white majority state. Either this is bullshit or I suck at recognizing emotions. I'll just go with the latter, fuck it.

#15 Edited by toast_burner (22485 posts) -


Better than I thought I'd get

#16 Posted by johnd13 (8159 posts) -

30/36. This is good I guess...

#17 Posted by InEMplease (6356 posts) -

29. Not too bad, but I'm going to have to agree their should be some ethnic diversity in the test, or a test for each ethnicity.

#18 Posted by Cynical_Buzzard (226 posts) -

I got a 27.

#19 Posted by lostrib (41843 posts) -

31 out of 36. Of course I think there's more to understanding people's expressions than just the eyes

#20 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

28 out of 36

"your exposure to Caucasian faces might also have affected your score."

Thanks a bunch, honkies

#21 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

26/36 which said it was average.

#22 Posted by gameofthering (10451 posts) -

I got 30/36

Not bad :)

#23 Posted by slipknot0129 (5506 posts) -

15. I have prosopagnosia though.

#24 Posted by Welkabonz (1700 posts) -

Kind of a silly test. The rest of the face is important too, and the options they give have significant overlap. I mean, people can't even agree on whether there is more than four emotions, yet there are at least a dozen options on this test. I found the tests developed by Dr Paul Ekman to be more useful.

Also, this test did not show a main effect of gender. If we were to repeat the experiment using whole-body nonverbal communication I suspect that the results would differ.

#25 Edited by Shmiity (5292 posts) -

I like how whenever anyone posts a test- if a user gets a bad score, there is an excuse.

#26 Posted by harry_james_pot (11152 posts) -

I got a 30.

#27 Edited by junglist101 (5462 posts) -

I got a 25 which is pretty good considering I don't make eye contact nearly as much as I should.

#28 Posted by t1striker (1549 posts) -

27 out of 36. Not to bad I guess.