Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue)
Gain an understanding of your employees’ emotional intelligence with Thomas’ TEIQue, to help develop your future leaders.
The Thomas Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue)
Help your business understand employees emotions and how they approach the emotions of others in the workplace with the Thomas Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue).
Assessment type: Emotional Intelligence
Format: 153 questions
Availability: 25+ languages
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Training required: TEIQue Accreditation
Validation: Registered with the British Psychological Society and audited against technical criteria established by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations
TEIQue really helps us to get under the skin of a candidate's personality and gives prospective managers an in-depth insight into how a candidate would fit in their team.
Background & Theory
The TEIQue is based on K. V. Petrides' trait emotional intelligence theory, from 1998. It is one of the world's best-researched and most widely applied psychometric instruments.
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 range of behaviours and achievements, which are vital in the workplace (job performance, job satisfaction, job stress, leadership, organizational citizenship, organizational commitment, teamwork).
Format of the Thomas TEIQue
The Thomas 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.
Reliability & Validity
The Thomas TEIQue has been subject to rigorous scientific testing to determine its reliability and validity as a psychological assessment. It is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) after it was audited against the technical criteria established by the European Standing Committee on Tests and Testing, part of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Thomas TEIQue?
Thomas’ Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) is an emotional intelligence assessment that provides insight into how candidates deal with their emotions, respond to work pressure and manage relationships, as well as how effectively they are able to judge other people’s feelings and how they use this knowledge to develop and maintain good relations.
How does the Thomas TEIQue work?
The Thomas TEIQue is a self-report questionnaire where individuals indicate their level of agreement on a 1-7 Likert scale (1 'disagree completely' to 7 'agree completely').
The scores are compared to the responses of a representative working population sample then reported under the headings of four main, broad Factors. These are made up of fifteen more focused Facets and 2 independent Facets that don’t contribute to a Factor: Adaptability and Self Motivation.
What are the benefits of TEIQue to an organisation?
The TEIQue provides information to individuals that better helps them to understand their strengths and limitations, how well they develop new relationships and how self-motivated and adaptable they are.
As a result, the TEIQue has many applications in the workplace including appraisals, leadership training, work and life coaching, talent development, measuring employee morale, team building, recruitment and selection and many more.