Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment a self-assessment for career counselling and educational opportunity planning.

About this Test

Use the Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment test to self-assess your emotional intelligence with this quick 20-minute assessment.   

This test provides the answers you need to make informed decisions.

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The Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment is best for:

  • Counselors and qualified professionals looking to assist clients with understanding their trait emotional intelligence (EI)
  • Psychologists seeking a brief, comprehensive, personality-based measure of EI
  • Users seeking convenient online administration and a simple, brief, easy to interpret report
  • Research on trait-based emotional intelligence

What is the Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment?

The Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment (MEIA) was designed to measure emotional intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence allows individuals to perceive, understand, regulate, and express emotions. The MEIA consists of 150 items that assess 10 distinct facets of emotional intelligence. The MEIA can be used to understand human behavior and emotion, develop self-awareness, build critical people skills, assist with guidance and career counseling, and conduct research in a wide variety of settings.

Why Should I Use the MEIA?

DISTINCT. The MEIA is the only trait-based, self-report measure of EI that captures all 10 facets of Salovey and Mayer’s (1990) influential model of EI.

CONVENIENT. The MEIA can be administered in 20 minutes on SIGMA’s online platform – Reports are generated immediately. Results are presented using graphs, numbers, scale descriptions and sample items that are insightful and easy to understand.

SUPERIOR DEVELOPMENT. The MEIA was developed to overcome critical shortcomings found in many popular EI measures. Items were carefully developed, selected, and refined to minimize the influence of response bias that can significantly undermine the validity of test results. Unlike other popular measures, the MEIA was designed to reduce the effects of a) social desirability response bias (tendency to present oneself in a favorable light) and b) acquiescence response bias (tendency to positively endorse items even if not descriptive of the self).

RELIABLE AND VALID. The MEIA is a reliable and valid measure of EI. Experts have developed a comprehensive pool of EI items that accurately and thoroughly capture the intended meaning of the scales they measure.

NEW REPORT AVAILABLE NOW! The MEIA Basic Report is a vibrant, concise report. It contains a snapshot of scores for each of the 10 MEIA dimensions categorized according to three levels (Refine, Enhance, or Develop) along with its category descriptions. In addition, there is a summary table providing an overview of the MEIA dimension structure; descriptions of why each EI dimension is important to well-being and effectiveness; and descriptions of what each dimension may look like in the extreme (underutilization versus overutilization).

Also available in a workplace version – the Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment – Workplace (MEIA-W) with norms based on over 1750 job applicants and incumbents.

Qualification Level B: Tests may only be purchased by individuals with:

A Master’s degree in psychology, education, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, social work, or in a field closely related to the intended use of the assessment, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.


Certification by or full active membership in a professional organization such as the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrics and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), or other North American organizations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the American Counselling Association (ACA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment.


A degree or license to practice in the healthcare or allied healthcare field.


Formal, supervised mental health, speech/language, occupational therapy, and/or educational training specific to assessing children, or in infant and child development, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.

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Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment a self-assessment for career counselling and educational opportunity planning.

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