Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue)

Gain an understanding of your employees’ emotional intelligence with Thomas’ TEIQue, to help develop your future leaders.

  • Understand your employees’ emotions
  • Employ candidates with effective communication skills
  • Fine tune your employees’ management skills
  • Understand how an employee manages relationships
  • Foster engagement and loyalty throughout your company
  • Recruit emotionally intelligent candidates

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How the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire works

The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) gives your people the edge they need to perform in today’s complex business environment.

Detailed Reports

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 Information

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

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.

Petrides’ theory views emotional intelligence as a group of emotional self-perceptions that are located at the lower levels of personality hierarchies. Trait EI assesses the emotional world of an 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 range of behaviours and achievements, which are vital in the workplace (job performance, job satisfaction, job stress, leadership, organizational citizenship, organizational commitment, teamwork).

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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.

The TEIQue report reflects what an individual thinks of themselves. 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.

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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.

Thomas International conducts on-going psychometric research with the TEIQue. We have previously collaborated with the Psychometrics Centre at Cambridge University Please get in touch with [email protected] if you are interested in supporting our continuous development programmes.

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