Ability-Based Measurement of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is an intelligence and consists of four related hard skills or abilities. The "ability model" of EI includes these skills: • Perceive Emotions accurately. • Use Emotions to help you think. • Understand Emotions' causes and changes. • Manage Emotions by including the data of emotions in our thinking, decisions and actions. Skills, including these four EI skills, can be measured in a number of ways, including: • Self-report: ask a person questions about how they view themselves. • 360 report: ask observers to evaluate what they think of a target person. • Ability: ask a person to solve emotional problems to test their actual level of skill. The Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) is an ability test of EI. How you view yourself, and how others view you, are important pieces of information. But people's self-report of their ability may differ from their actual ability. We feel that the best starting point for training and development of skills is the knowledge of your actual level of skill, and the only way to obtain this information for emotional intelligence is with the MSCEIT. In this webinar we will discuss the ability model of EI and the MSCEIT. Attendees of this webinar will: • Learn the 4 abilities in the MSCEIT EI model • Gain insight on how to measure EI as an intelligence • Learn about challenges in providing feedback on MSCEIT: client "escape routes" • Learn how to provide constructive feedback on MSCEIT For more information, please visit: