Theory and Applications of Trait Emotional Intelligence

  title={Theory and Applications of Trait Emotional Intelligence},
  author={K V Petrides and Stella Mavroveli},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
The theory of trait emotional intelligence (trait EI or trait emotional self-efficacy) is summarized with illustrative applications from the domains of clinical, educational, and organizational psychology. Key limitations of the conceptualization of EI as a cognitive ability are also briefly discussed. Trait EI is offered as a preferred alternative and its relationship to other EI-related models utilizing self-report measures, but lacking an underlying theoretical rationale, is explained. The… 

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