Personal intelligence is the capacity to reason about personality and personality-related information. To understand more about the structure of the mental abilities involved in personal intelligence, we fit several factor models to an ability based test of personal intelligence. A two-factor oblique simple structure model fit the data well. The findings inform us about the nature of abilities people use to understand personality in themselves and others.
Mayer, J. D., Panter, A. T. & Caruso, D. R. (2017, June). A Closer Look at the Test of Personal Intelligence (TOPI). Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Association for Research in Personality, Sacramento, CA.