Written By Jeromy Anglim, Gavin Morse, Patrick D. Dunlop, Amirali Minbashian, Andrew Marty
In this paper: Trait emotional intelligence (EI) has been defined as a “constellation of emotion‐related self‐perceptions and dispositions located at the lower levels of personality hierarchies”. Researchers have long been interested in the relationship between Trait EI and traditional personality framework. Understanding this relationship helps to mutually define the two constructs. More critically, the degree of overlap between personality and Trait EI speaks to whether the construct of Trait EI offers anything unique.