The first thing would be to define emotional intelligence. For this we will go to the original source, to the parents of emotional intelligence, yes, in the plural, and we are not referring to D. Goleman, although this is the one who popularized the term or construct through his best sellers -such as Emotional intelligence in 1995; We are referring to Mayer and Salovey, who began working on this construct many years before. They define it as the ability to perceive, understand, manage and use emotions to facilitate thinking, therefore, feel and act more appropriately for ourselves and our relational environment.

The models that are being considered today to talk about Emotional Intelligence (hereinafter, EI) are summarized in two, with different measurement proposals, among which the following stand out:

    1. Mayer-Salovey (1990) and the proposal of the MSCEIT test (Mayer, Salovey and Caruso Test of Emotional Intelligence, 2000). Test adapted to Spanish by Extremera, Fernández-Berrocal and Salovey in 2006.
    2. Goleman (1995) who sees EI as a variety of emotional and social competencies that contribute to performance and leadership.
  • Bar-On (1997) with his "Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i): a test of emotional intelligence" which describes it as a series of interrelated emotional and social competencies, skills and behaviors that impact on intelligent behavior (Bar-On, 2004).

Initiatives that can be classified into two types. The most frequent is represented by non-cognitive and trait psychometric tests, within the line of Goleman and Bar-On, this type of test is the most frequent and is characterized in that there are no correct or incorrect answers, it is sought to determine profiles, traits close to the emotional personality; a second are those of a cognitive and capacity or skills type, where there are correct or incorrect answers, a type of test represented by proposals such as MSCEIT.

Carrying out a test of any kind requires significant work of conceptualization, validity, reliability and debugging. We have been using a non-cognitive trait test, called CGE_31, to determine the emotional profile based on 31 factors that circulate in areas related to emotional intelligence, such as self-knowledge, self-control, external and internal motivation, empathy and social relationships. Test that we have been using in selection processes, in emotional profiles for a multitude of courses or workshops, among other contexts. In approximately 2 months the test will be on the market, available to professionals - psychologists, coaches, technicians in professional selection and guidance, educators ...


From the Aptabel group we carry out courses on management and emotional skills based on our test and other complementary ones such as MASCEIT.

Published On: 12 de February de 2021 / Categories: Uncategorised /

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