How the Emotional Intelligence assessment works
The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) measures 15 emotional traits concerning Well-Being, Self-Control, Emotionality and Sociability.
Understand a person’s strengths and limitations, how they react under pressure, how well they develop new relationships and how self-motivated and adaptable they are.
No right or wrong answers
There is no right or wrong way of using emotional intelligence. There are positive and negative implications for all the different scores within the questionnaire, which are explained in the reports.
Many different uses
The TEIQue is used for a number of purposes, including appraisals, leadership training, work and life coaching, talent development, measuring employee morale, team building, recruitment and selection and many more.
Assessment Type: Emotional Intelligence
Format: 153 questions
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Training required: TEIQue Accreditation
Registered with the British Psychological Society and audited against technical criteria established by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations
Background & Theory
The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue - pronounced TQ) was developed, and is continually updated, by K.V. Petrides, PhD at his London Psychometric Laboratory, currently based at University College London (UCL).
The TEIQue is based on K. V. Petrides' trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) theory, which views the construct as a constellation of emotional self-perceptions located at the lower levels of personality hierarchies. Trait EI provides a complete operationalisation of the affective aspects of personality, meaning that it assesses the emotional world of the individual comprehensively.
Among other psychological characteristics, the TEIQue assesses our beliefs about our emotional abilities (e.g., how good we believe we are at identifying, understanding, and managing our own and other people's emotions). These beliefs are strong predictors of a remarkable range of behaviours and achievements, many of which are vital in the workplace (job performance, job satisfaction, job stress, leadership, organisational citizenship, organisational commitment, teamwork, etc.).
Format of the Emotional Intelligence Assessment
The TEIQue is a self-report questionnaire. Individuals indicate their level of agreement on a 1-7 Likert scale (1 'disagree completely' to 7 'agree completely') with 153 unique items.