The theory of trait emotional intelligence

Below is a list of the 15 trait emotional intelligence facets


…flexible and willing to adapt to new conditions.


…forthright, frank, and willing to stand up for their rights.

Emotion perception

(self and others)

…clear about their own and other people’s feelings.

Emotion expression

…capable of communicating their feelings to others.

Emotion management

…capable of influencing other people’s feelings.

Emotion regulation

…capable of controlling their emotions.

Impulse control

…reflective and less likely to give in to their urges.


…capable of having fulfilling personal relationships.


…successful and self-confident.


…driven and unlikely to give up in the face of adversity.

Social awareness

…accomplished networkers with excellent social skills.

Stress management

…capable of withstanding pressure and regulating stress.

Trait empathy

…capable of taking someone else’s perspective.

Trait happiness

…cheerful and satisfied with their lives.

Trait optimism

…confident and likely to “look on the bright side” of life.

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The first verifiable psychometric laboratory was set up

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the Galton Laboratory was established
at UCL

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KVP appointed Reader in Psychology and Psychometrics


KVP promoted to Professor of Psychology and Psychometrics

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

If the doors of perception were cleansed
everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.