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Social Intelligence Test

Social intelligence enables us to understand and interpret the behavior, motivation, and intentions of ourselves as well as others. Social intelligence thereby equips us to better solve problems and/or conflicts and to better form friendships and alliances.

Research suggests that people with higher levels of social intelligence are more optimistic, positive, and satisfied with life. These individuals also tend to experience less stress, have a lower occurrence of mental health issues, and exhibit higher levels of physical health.

This social intelligence test is based on the research of David H. Silvera, Monica Martinussen, and Tove Irene Dahl. The test measures social intelligence across three different domains.

For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 21

Other people become angry with me, and I’m unable to explain why.



The IDRlabs Social Intelligence Scale (IDR-TSIS) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-TSIS is based on the work of David H. Silvera, Monica Martinussen, and Tove Irene Dahl, who authored the Tromsø Social Intelligence Scale. The IDR-TSIS is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of social psychology, personality psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The test provides the following feedback: Social Information Processing: How individuals process social information ultimately determines how they establish successful relationships. This involves having insight into the feelings and behaviors of others in social settings. Processing generally involves acquiring social information, recording, organizing, retrieving, and displaying information. People who score high in this area are good at processing information from the behavior of others and understanding what is meant by their communicative speech and gestures.

Social Skills: People with good social skills have the ability to interact with others, both verbally and non-verbally, in a manner that is well received by them. Developing good social skills also encompasses awareness of how we communicate with others and how we make others feel. Having good social skills enables better communication and relationships, increases overall happiness, and can also aid in advancing career prospects. People who score high in this area are good at adjusting their social skills, such as their professional and personal communication, to keep them appropriate for the situation.

Social Awareness: People with good social awareness have the ability to consider the perspective of others and apply their understanding to their interactions with others. It involves self-regulation in controlling responses to emotions and adjusting communication in a way that will be well received by the other person. Hence, aside from being socially aware, people who have high scores in this area have good introspection into how their social interactions make others feel.

The work of David H. Silvera, Monica Martinussen, and Tove Irene Dahl has informed the test items in the form of the widely known measure of social intelligence, the IDR-TSIS, which is designed especially for the use of qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Social Intelligence Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The IDR-TSIS is based on a famous and well-regarded measure for the assessment of the Tromsø Social Intelligence Scale. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your personality. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive personality assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online Social Intelligence Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the manifestations of this virtue, we have striven to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Social Intelligence Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Tromsø Social Intelligence Scale Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to the areas of social information processing, social skills, and social awareness.

2. Scholarly oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear picture of the respondent’s current characteristics indicating gratitude as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.