In times of globalization bilingualism is not a rare phenomenon anymore, but rather concerns half of the worlds population. Thus, it becomes even more essential to understand the full effects of bilingualism. Therefore, this study aims to contribute to research on whether bilinguals differ from monolinguals in regard to trait emotional intelligence and preferred cross-situational styles of conflict resolution. To determine the potential influence of bi- and multilingualism on emotional intelligence and conflict resolution styles, 45 bilingual- (English-German) and 46 monolingual (German) high-school students (52% female, 48% male) with a mean age of M = 17.02 (SD = 0.73) provided information on their trait emotional intelligence, using the TEIQue- Short Form, and on their conflict resolution style using the Thomas- Kilmann Mode Instrument.Findings support the hypothesis that bilingual students show higher levels of trait emotional intelligence, especially in the sub-facet of self-control, compared to monolingual peers. Additionally, significant gender differences with respect to emotional intelligence were shown. Male students, both bilinguals and monolinguals, showed higher scores on global trait emotional intelligence as well as the sub-facets well-being and self-control.With respect to conflict resolution styles, both subgroups preferred avoiding and compromising conflict resolution styles over competing and accommodating styles. However, no significant differences between bilinguals and monolinguals were found in regard to conflict resolution styles.Although the obtained results must be treated tentatively due to sample restrictions, the presented results in this study provide evidence on bilingualism and gender having an influence on emotional intelligence.