Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue)

The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) developed by K. V. Petrides, PhD is an integral part of a scientific research program that is currently based at the London Psychometric Laboratory in University College London (UCL).

The family of TEIQue instruments is available, free of charge, for academic and clinical research, with a wide range of materials also available for commercial purposes.  Translations and adaptations of the various TEIQue forms currently exist in over 20 languages.  Click here to visit the web site for current information on the TEIQue.

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The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) - Scales*

TEIQue-Full Form           
The TEIQue is a self-report inventory that covers the sampling domain of trait EI (reprinted below) comprehensively. It comprises 153 items, measuring 15 distinct facets, 4 factors, and global trait EI (Petrides, 2009).

TEIQue-Short Form           
This is a 30-item questionnaire designed to measure global trait emotional intelligence (trait EI).  It is based on the full form of the TEIQue. Two items from each of the 15 facets of the TEIQue were selected for inclusion, based primarily on their correlations with the corresponding total facet scores (Cooper & Petrides, 2010; Petrides & Furnham, 2006).

TEIQue 360° and 360°-Short Form
These forms are used for the collection of other-ratings and are available for both the full- and the short-forms of the TEIQue.  They are especially useful for contrasting self versus observer-ratings on trait EI (e.g., in Leadership research and applications).

TEIQue-Child Form
The Child Form has been designed with Stella Mavroveli, PhD and is based on a sampling domain that has been specifically developed for children aged between 8 and 12 years.  It comprises 75 items responded to on a 5-point scale and measures nine distinct facets (Mavroveli, Petrides, Shove, & Whitehead, 2008).

The Sampling Domain of Trait Emotional Intelligence in Adults

Facets                                                 High scorers perceive themselves as…   
Adaptability                                         …flexible and willing to adapt to new conditions.
Assertiveness                                       …forthright, frank, and willing to stand up for their rights.
Emotion perception (self and others)  …clear about their own and other people’s feelings.
Emotion expression                             …capable of communicating their feelings to others.
Emotion management (others)            …capable of influencing other people’s feelings.
Emotion regulation                             …capable of controlling their emotions.
Impulsiveness (low)                             …reflective and less likely to give in to their urges.
Relationships                                       …capable of having fulfilling personal relationships.
Self-esteem                                          …successful and self-confident.
Self-motivation                                    …driven and unlikely to give up in the face of adversity.
Social awareness                                 …accomplished networkers with excellent social skills.
Stress management                             …capable of withstanding pressure and regulating stress.
Trait empathy                                      …capable of taking someone else’s perspective.
Trait happiness                                    …cheerful and satisfied with their lives.
Trait optimism                                     …confident and likely to “look on the bright side” of life.

*Reprinted with permission from K. V. Petrides.


Sample references for the TEIQue
Freudenthaler, H. H., Neubauer, A. C., Gabler, P., & Scherl, W. G. (2008). Testing the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) in a German-speaking sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 673-678.

Mikolajczak, M., Luminet, O., Leroy, C., & Roy, E. (2007).  Psychometric properties of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 88, 338-353.

Petrides, K. V. (2009). Technical manual for the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaires (TEIQue).  London: London Psychometric Laboratory. 

Petrides, K. V., Pita, R., & Kokkinaki, F. (2007).  The location of trait emotional intelligence in personality factor space.  British Journal of Psychology, 98, 273-289.

Sample references for the TEIQue-SF
Cooper, A. & Petrides, K. V. (2010).  A psychometric analysis of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short Form (TEIQue-SF) using Item Response Theory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92, 449-457.

Petrides, K. V. & Furnham, A. (2006).  The role of trait emotional intelligence in a gender-specific model of organizational variables.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 552-569.


Sample references for the TEIQue-CF
Mavroveli, S., Petrides, K. V., Sangareau, Y., & Furnham, A. (2009). Relating trait emotional intelligence to objective socioemotional outcomes in childhood.  British Journal of Educational Psychology, 79, 259-272.

Mavroveli, S., Petrides, K. V., Shove, C., & Whitehead, A. (2008).  Validation of the construct of trait emotional intelligence in children.  European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 17, 516-526.

Sample references for the TEIQue-360° Forms
Petrides, K. V. (2009). Technical manual for the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaires (TEIQue).  London: London Psychometric Laboratory.

Petrides, K. V., Niven, L., & Mouskounti, T. (2006).  The trait emotional intelligence of ballet dancers and musicians. Psicothema, 18, 101-107.

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