The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) is a scientific measurement instrument based exclusively on trait EI theory and providing a comprehensive assessment of the emotional world of the individual.

The TEIQue-ASF is a simplified version, in terms of wording and syntactic complexity, of the adult short form of the TEIQue. The ASF comprises 30 short statements, two for each of the 15 trait EI facets, designed to measure global trait EI. Example items include ‘I can control my anger when I want to’, ‘I feel good about myself ’ and ‘I’m good at getting along with my classmates’.


Recommended age range 13-17 years however, the form has been used successfully with children as young as 11 years old. ( Petrides, K. V. (2009). )


The questionnaire takes ten minutes to complete.

Property Definition TEIQUE-ASF
Internal consistency The degree to which similar items within a scale correlate with each other The internal consistency of the global score usually exceeds .80

Scoring and Interpretation

It is also possible to derive factor scores from the TEIQue-ASF, but these tend to be somewhat less reliable. For details on how to derive factor scores, go to www.psychometriclab.com


The Adolescent Short Form is now available in Spanish, Greek, Dutch, and in Portuguese. 

Terms of use

The TEIQue-ASF, and its translations are available free of charge for academic research purposes only.  Provided there is no commercial usage, TEIQue instruments can be used for research purposes without permission. Any commercial or quasi-commercial usage of any TEIQue instrument or related materials is strictly prohibited, unauthorized and illegal. For commercial applications, click here to find information on contacts for such requests.


Petrides, K. V. (2009).  Psychometric properties of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire.  In C. Stough, D. H. Saklofske, and J. D. Parker, Advances in the assessment of emotional intelligence. New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-88370-0_5

Petrides, K. V. and Sangareau, Yolanda and Furnham, Adrian and Frederickson, Norah (2006). Trait Emotional Intelligence and Children's Peer Relations at School. Social Development, 15 (3), 537—547.

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