Social Intelligence Test

Discover yourself through our free social intelligence online test. Our emotion recognition test tells you how good you are at emotion recognition of emotional eyes, and provides immediate feedback.

A Human emotions test grounded on Theory of Mind

Emotion recognition, known as the “read the mind in the eyes” test, is an empirically established social intelligence test based on Theory of Mind. It measures the ability to read others' emotions, recognize their “mental states”, and is a great tool for discovering your emotional sensitivity. Inspired also by Simon Baron Cohen’s social intelligence test.


Gyfted’s Free Social Intelligence Test is a social skills test that provides you with insights around your ability to read emotions. You will better understand your ability to make inferences about others' mental states and emotions that are not directly observable after taking this short emotion quiz.

Why is this of value to me?
Knowing your ability to read others' emotions can help you better understand how accurately you interpret them. This facial expression quiz helps you measure your social intelligence. You’ll realize if you are good or not-so-good at reading other people’s emotions and recognizing their mental states based on non-verbal cues.
Your social intelligence is a core determinant of whether you take the perspective of another person and correctly identify what the other person may be feeling or experiencing. This test is similar to the "What human emotion am I quiz".

How you can use this test?

Some ways you can leverage Social IQ test results:
Get one step closer to self-improvement by learning more about your emotion sensitivity
Improve your emotion recognition skills by becoming more aware of how well you read other people’s mind state and feelings
Share your social intelligence questionnaire results with friends

How it works?

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        Frequently asked questions

        What is social intelligence?

        Humans make inferences about others' mental states and emotions that are not directly observable. The ability to read others' emotions and recognize their “mental states” is referred to as Social Intelligence. Social intelligence manages the required abilities for effective communication based on empathy, self-knowledge, listening, and reading of emotions. It is also known as non-verbal fluency, the ability to perceive the emotions of others and to interpret them. It also refers to taking the perspective of another person and correctly identifying what the other person may be feeling or experiencing.

        Social intelligence vs emotional intelligence

        Both social intelligence and emotional intelligence are two different scopes of intelligence. The key difference between social intelligence and emotional intelligence is that social intelligence is basically a person’s level of empathy and awareness of others, their feelings, and their emotion. At the same time, emotional intelligence refers more to one’s emotional self-awareness as well as self-management. How to measure social intelligence

        How to measure social intelligence?

        Broadly social intelligence refers to a person’s conversational skills, knowledge of social situations, listening skills, understanding others’ motives, role-playing skills, and impression management. One of the key skills required for all other aspects of social intelligence is reading and understanding other people’s emotions, feelings, and mind state. This ability can be assessed using Theory of Mind or read the mind in the eyes test, or tests like Simon Baron Cohen EQ test.

        What is theory of mind?

        Theory of mind refers to the capacity to understand other people by ascribing mental states to them, serving as one of the foundational elements for social interaction. These states may be different from one's own states and include beliefs, desires, intentions, emotions, and thoughts. Possessing a functional theory of mind is considered crucial for success in everyday human social interactions and is used when analyzing, judging, predicting, and interpreting the behavior of others. During infancy and early childhood, children learn the early skills that they’ll need to develop their “theory of mind” later on, such as paying attention to people and copying others.

        Which human emotion are you?

        Humans experience a wide range of emotions. Whether you're feeling happy, sad, frustrated, or excited, you can better determine what you’re experiencing and what emotional states impact you the most by taking emotional intelligence questionnaires.

        What is my social IQ?

        Social IQ is a measure of social intelligence ie. social and interpersonal abilities, and it requires a formal assessment to determine your score - which is a measure of your social IQ. Try Gyfted’s social IQ test to get feedback on your social intelligence.

        What is social quotient?

        Social quotient is a measure of a person’s ability to understand and interact effectively with others in social situations. It is made up of several components: the ability to read and interpret social cues, empathize with others, communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, and build relationships. Individuals with a high SQ tend to be good listeners, have strong communication skills, and are able to connect with others on an emotional level. Research has shown that SQ can be a critical factor in success, particularly in social and professional settings.
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