The Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory (Genos EI)

The Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory (Genos EI), is a behaviour-based measured. It provides insight into how well someone demonstrates emotionally intelligent workplace behaviour from the most credible source available: those who see the person in action every day. Underpinned by a wealth of peer-reviewed research Genos EI Is available in self, 180 and full 360-degree formats and in Leadership and Individual Contributor versions. It is also available in many different languages being used by a wide variety of fortune 500 multinational companies every day.

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Many tests that promise to measure emotional intelligence have appeared in recent years.  Some of these tests seem promising, but many have not been empirically evaluated.  As a service to our visitors, we have reviewed many of these tests and selected those for which there is a substantial body of research (at least five published journal articles or book chapters that provide empirical data based on the test).  However, inclusion of a test on this web site does not constitute an endorsement of that test by CREIO.

  • Interpretation of results is engaging and readily accessible in beautifully presented reports.

  • Results are both internally benchmarked and benchmarked against global norms.

  • Raters provide free text responses for each competency assessed. These are captured in the Feedback Reports and help participants understand the context behind rater responses to assessment questions.

  • Results come with Development Tips workbooks detailing how participants can improve their emotional intelligence, relationships and success at work.

Housed in a modern, responsive, online survey system, raters can complete Genos EI on their phone, tablet, PC or Mac, anywhere, at any time. At 42 items in length Genos EI typically takes 10 minutes to complete. The secure administration platform makes it easy to set up survey groups, monitor survey progress and download finished reports.

Basic Information
Ages: 17 - 75
: Self, 180 and 360 degree formats, multiple languages available
Administration Time: 10-15 Minutes
Qualification Level: Certification Required (can be done face-to-face or virtually)

Additional Information: 
The technical manual for the Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory can be downloaded from

Updated references for research on the Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory can be found at

Key EI Competencies Measured

The Genos model shown below comprises a set of emotionally intelligent competencies. Competencies represent skills and behaviours, based on underlying abilities and experiences, that are measurable, observable and predict workplace performance.  The six emotionally intelligent competencies of the Genos model capture the skills and behaviours that manifest from emotional intelligence abilities.











The competencies of the model help people consistently demonstrate the productive being states (on the right of the competencies), as opposed to the unproductive being states (on the left of the competencies).







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