Trait Emotional Intelligence (TraitEI)
Is a theoretical framework that integrates emotions, personality traits, and intelligence, broadly defined
The theory is applied in many different scientific and commercial settings. Below is a graph showing the number of peer-reviewed TraitEI publications across many different scientific disciplines
Structure of TraitEI
Trait Emotional Intelligence comprises 15 specific facets, which are grouped into four broad factors, which, in turn, are grouped under global TraitEI at the apex of the hierarchy. This hierarchical model is depicted in the figure below.