The gold standard for measuring intelligences is through the use of ability scales. The Test of Personal Intelligence (TOPI), a 134-item ability measure, has been developed over three versions (1.0, 1.1., and 1.2) to test the existence of personal intelligence and to provide for its measurement (Mayer, Panter & Caruso, 2012).
To support research in the area while the UNH Personality Lab worked on the longer scale, we sought to create a short scale for quick research use in the laboratory. The TOPI MINI-12 is that scale, and includes 12 items from the TOPI 1.2 Rf (a reformatted version of the TOPI 1.2 (Mayer, Panter, & Caruso, 2012, Study 3).
Mayer, J. D., Panter, A. T., & Caruso, D. R. (2018). Test of Personal Intelligence MINI MARKER-12 (TOPI MINI-12) (7th ed): Brief Manual. Unpublished manuscript. University of New Hampshire.