Emotion Regulation Test

Are you able to express your emotion freely? Can you control and manage your emotions in difficult times? Or, do you feel it challenging to understand and accept the truth of your actual feelings? Take this emotion regulation test to know whether you can adequately regulate your emotion or not.

What is Emotion?

Emotions are one of the components of conscious mental reactions (such as anger or fear) that an individual experiences through strong feelings, typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body.

The type of emotion a person experiences is determined by the circumstance that triggers the emotion. In 1972, psychologist Paul Ekman suggested that six basic emotions are universal throughout human cultures: fear, disgust, anger, surprise, happiness, and sadness.

Typically, an individual expresses emotion in response to some events or experiences. On the other hand, emotion regulation concerns how people manage emotional experiences for personal and social purposes. Some characteristics of emotional regulation include:

  • Identifying and reacting to emotion, understanding the situational differences
  • Positive appraising one’s own and others’ emotion
  • Accepting emotions with their truth
  • Recognizing verbal and non-verbal aspects of emotions
  • Ability to balance and redirect emotion during a stressful situation

Instructions For Taking Emotion Regulation Test

Below is a list of statements that relate to an individual’s ability to emotion regulation. Please read each statement carefully, and select options that you find relevant for you.

Please note: This emotion regulation test is a self-assessment and not a diagnostic test.

No. of questions – 15