Publication: Journal of Personality

Emotional intelligence and emotional creativity

Center Authors: Ivcevic, Z., Brackett, M. A.

Three studies examined the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional creativity (EC) and whether each construct was predictive of creative behavior.  Self-report measures of EC significantly correlated with laboratory and self-reported creativity measures in both studies, while ability measures of EC only correlated with self-reported artistic activity. EI was uncorrelated with creative behavior.

Ivcevic, Z., Brackett, M. A., & Mayer, J. D. (2007). Emotional intelligence and emotional creativity. Journal of Personality, 75, 199-236. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2007.00437.x.