Now taken by more than a million people each year
Developed by Dr. Robert Epstein, one of America's most distinguished research psychologists, the Epstein Competency Inventories are unique, practical tests that measure the basic skills one needs for a fulfilling life: creativity, stress management, resilience, motivation, relationship skills, parenting, and others. Unlike personality or intelligence tests, which measure traits that are presumed to be fixed and unchanging, competency tests measure skills that can easily be improved through education. All of Dr. Epstein's tests have been scientifically validated, meaning they have been shown to be good predictors of things people care about, such as happiness and success.
Dr. Epstein has also developed a quick-screening test for psychological problems, based on the DSM-5 (the diagnostic manual used by therapists). Some of the tests are available in multiple formats: a full, unabridged version that gives detailed, individualized results, along with recommendations for further learning; an abridged version that can be self-scored; and a mini version that gives people an overall score but no information on separate competencies. Some of the tests are also available in multiple languages.
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Unabridged tests currently available include:
ETPI: Epstein Teen Parenting Inventory
ERI: Epstein Resilience Inventory
EASI: Epstein Assertiveness Skills Inventory
EHI: Epstein Humanness Inventory
ECI: Epstein Compatibility Inventory
ECCI-i: Epstein Creativity Competencies Inventory for Individuals
ECCI-m: Epstein Creativity Competencies Inventory for Managers
EMCI-i: Epstein Motivation Competencies Inventory for Individuals
EMCI-m: Epstein Motivation Competencies Inventory for Managers
ESMI-i: Epstein Stress Management Inventory for Individuals
ESMI-m: Epstein Stress Management Inventory for Managers
EDTA: Epstein-Dumas Test of Adultness
EMHI: Epstein Mental Health Inventory
ELCI: Epstein Love Competencies Inventory
EPCI: Epstein Parenting Competencies Inventory
EPCI-cr: Epstein Parenting Competencies Inventory (Croatian)
EPCI-it: Epstein Parenting Competencies Inventory (Italian)
EPCI-po: Epstein Parenting Competencies Inventory (Polish)
EPCI-ro: Epstein Parenting Competencies Inventory (Romanian)
EPCI-sp: Epstein Parenting Competencies Inventory (Spanish)
EPCI-tu: Epstein Parenting Competencies Inventory (Turkish)
ESOI: Epstein Sexual Orientation Inventory
ESOI-ar: Epstein Sexual Orientation Inventory (Arabic)
ESOI-it: Mio Orientamente Sessuale (Italian)
ESOI-ma: Epstein Sexual Orientation Inventory (Malay)
ESOI-ko: Epstein Sexual Orientation Inventory (Korean)
ESOI-ch-s: Epstein Sexual Orientation Inventory (Simplified Chinese)
ESOI-ch-t: Epstein Sexual Orientation Inventory (Traditional Chinese)
ESOI-sp: Epstein Inventario de la Orientación Sexual (Spanish)
ESOI-de: Epsteins Inventar der sexuellen Orientierung (German)
ESOI-fr: Epstein Inventaire d’Orientation Sexuel (French)
ESOI-du: Epsteins Seksuele Oriëntatie Test (Dutch)
ESOI-jp: Epstein Sexual Orientation Inventory (Japanese)
ESOI-hu: Epstein szexuális orientáció leltárja (Hungarian)
ECCI-i-sp: Inventario Epstein de Competencias de Creatividad para individuos
ECCI-m-sp: Inventario Epstein de Competencias de Creatividad para gerentes
EAMS: Epstein Arranged Marriage Survey
EDII: Epstein-Dumas Infantilization Inventory
ECDI: Extended Childhood Disorder Inventory
EMHI-fr: l’Inventaire de santé mentale Epstein
Other tests under development include:
EMI: Epstein Morality Inventory
ESCI: Epstein Self-Change Inventory
EGI: Epstein Gullibility Inventory
ECCI-i-po: Inventário de Competências Criativas de Epstein
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