EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE; CAREER;
Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test
Authors: John D. Mayer, PhD; Peter Salovey, PhD and David R Caruso, PhD
Purpose: An ability-based measure of emotional intelligence.
Administer to: Individuals 17 years and older
Reading/Educational Level: 8th grade
Administration time: 30-45 minutes
Scoring Options: Bureau Service / Online
Training: 1 day accreditation training
The MSCEIT is an ability-based assessment of emotional intelligence and measures a person’s capacity for
reasoning with emotional information. It employs a variety of interesting and creative tasks to elicit valuable
information about a respondent’s emotional intelligence skills.
The MSCEIT works with a Four-Branch model to measure emotional intelligence:
Perceiving Emotions – The ability to perceive emotions in oneself and others, as well as in objects, art,
stories, music and other stimuli.
Facilitating Thought – The ability to generate, use and feel emotion as necessary to communicate feelings or
employ them in cognitive processes.
Understanding Emotions – The ability to understand emotional information, how emotions combine and
progress through emotional transitions and to appreciate such emotional meanings.
Managing Emotions – The ability to be open to feelings and to modulate them in oneself and others so as to
promote personal understanding and growth.
Areas of Application
The MSCEIT has wide applicability – it can be used in all kinds of corporate, educational, research and therapeutic
settings. It is ideal for the assessment of individuals for coaching and development, career development and team
development. Because the MSCEIT is an ability-based measure, it is very difficult for respondents to “fake” a good
performance. As such, the MSCEIT is ideal for testing situations in which it is expected that respondents will want
to create a positive impression.
• Personal Summary Report: Presents scores graphically and numerically, along with scale descriptions and a
summary of responses.
• Resource Report: Designed as a very thorough and easily understood feedback tool for use with respondents.
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intelligence in teams and use this information to strategically improve performance and success.
• The Attentional and Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS): To assess leadership, emotional control and
performance under pressure in various contexts.
• Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-I®): To scientifically measure emotional intelligence.