Emotional intelligence meets traditional standards for an intelligence

In two studies, adults and adolescents took a new, 12-subscale ability test of emotional intelligence: the Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale (MEIS).  The present studies show that emotional intelligence, as measured by the MEIS, meets the above three classical criteria of a standard intelligence.

Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., & Salovey, P. (1999). Emotional intelligence meets traditional standards for an intelligence. Intelligence, 27, 267-298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0160-2896(99)00016-1