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  • 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 MEIA?

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).

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An overview of startup costs for each administration method is provided below.

MEIA Startup Costs
US Pricing Canadian Pricing
Online Scoring

  • Includes: Technical Manual, 2 MEIA test administrations, account set up, and technical support
$70 $70
MEIA Per Test Cost
US Pricing Canadian Pricing
Online Scoring $35 $35


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How do I order?

Purchasing the MEIA can happen quickly and easily. The first step is to complete an application form to get approved for an online account. Once approved, you will receive an email with your log in information. At that point, you can log in, purchase tests, and begin testing.

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