Social Intelligence Test

Discover yourself through our free social intelligence online test. Learn how good you are at emotion recognition and get immediate, personalized feedback.

Our assessments are based on science, with this 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 and recognize their “mental states”.


Gyfted’s Free Social Intelligence Test provides you with all the insights you need, regarding 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 recognition test.

Why is this of value to me?

Knowing your ability to read others' emotions can help you better understand how accurately you interpret them. After measuring 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 score high or low in taking the perspective of another person and correctly identifying what the other person may be feeling or experiencing.

How you can use this test?

Some ways you can leverage Gyfted’s Free Social Intelligence Assessment results include:
Get one step closer to self-improvement and personal growth by learning more about yourself
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 your friends to see how they compare

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.
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