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The big-five is a model of personality which posits that people's traits vary on five broad dimensions. The five factors are neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience.

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How would an adult with high neuroticism actively regulate negative emotion? [closed]

I've heard that in children with high neuroticism, you could encourage them to explore voluntarily instead of facilitating their proclivity to hide themselves, and by doing so, you can tilt them up ...
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Where is data on percentiles of the Big Five Inventory?

I have raw scores (e.g., sums of the relevant question scores for each measure) from the Big Five Inventory (BFI). I would like to convert these into percentiles for interpretation. Where are the data ...
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Best personality inventory for employment and resources for learning it

I am looking for different personality inventories (based on big five traits) that can be used for workplace. In addition I wanted to know where can I learn about administration of these ...
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What are some criticisms of HEXACO from the Big Five camp?

I read the 2009 review-ish chapter of McCrae in The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology and I noticed he never once mentions HEXACO (or its 6th axis: honesty-humility), although McCrae does ...
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Is the Big Five universal?

Talking about this study: Schmitt, D. P., Allik, J., McCrae, R. R., & Benet-Martínez, V. (2007). The geographic distribution of Big Five personality traits: Patterns and profiles of human self-...
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API for Big5 personality assessments?

To be clear, I don't want a tool for integrating a Big-5 test into my own app, but rather an API where I can ping with data (structured, semi-structured or unstructured) data and get back a score on ...
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10-BFI test score compiling

I am a physicist and I am doing a survey about musical genre preferences and correlation with a field of study. I want to interpret the results from this test I don't know how to interpret the legend,...
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Transgenderism and personality

Has any research been conducted to study how individuals may vary on personality inventories, for example, the Big Five, based on whether they are cisgender versus transgender? Broadly, inquiry may ...
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How are Big 5 questionnaires made to reflect adjective-derived traits?

My understanding is that the Big 5 traits are derived from the factor analysis (PCA?) of vectors of adjectives, choosing the 5 most important factors. I guess that researchers then came up with ...
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What is the causal relationship between Adaptability and long term life success? [closed]

Adhering to the Big Five: Plasticity, being comprised of openness to experiences and extraversion, involves dispositions toward exploration, flexibility, adapting to novel situations, questioning ...
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Is there a Big Five personality assessment under an open-commercial license?

I am currently working on a project with a few students. It's an app that can test the big 5 personality test. The problem is, I am having trouble finding one that is under an open license and that we ...
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Which items of the NEO-FFI are a subset of the NEO-PI-R?

I am currently working on a NEO-PI-R dataset that is freely available online. To my knowledge the NEO-FFI is a subset of the NEO-PI-R. I would like to run a factor analysis on the NEO-FFI. ...
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What are the most often used questionnaires in psychology?

As the title says, I am wondering which questionnaires are most often used in psychology. My guess is that NEO-PI-R should be in the Top-10. One of the accompanying papers has been cited 38k times (...
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ANOVA or Multiple Regression for Big 5 predicting criteria instead of SEM

I am working on a project where I am studying the relationship between personality and certain economic outcomes. Direct measures for the economics outcome is available, while for personality I am ...
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Anxiety vs Stressfulness in the Big Five?

From these sources (1, 2, 3) I have figured out that anxiety and stressfulness are generally defined as: Anxiety - Prone to have generalized anxiety, panic, specific phobias, worry as well as feeling ...
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Big 5 personality traits means and SD

I'm looking for a fairly large (250+ people) study that gives the raw mean and sd of the 5 different big 5 personality traits (using whatever scale they choose in that paper) or just gives the raw ...
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Best tests or questionnaires to measure person's ability to love

What are the best methods (questionnaires/tests/etc) to measure ability to love? So far I see those Light Triad Test (described in Scientific American) Big Five personality traits (OCEAN model) - ...
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Need to conduct Exploratory Factor Analysis when using already established questionnaire for Big 5

I am working on a study where I plan to conduct Structural Equation Modeling with the Big 5 factors affecting another variable. For Big 5 I am using a questionnaire that has earlier been used by ...
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Why are most psychological studies not controlling for IQ and personality scores of their respondents?

Consider for exemple the stereotype threat, of which a recent meta-analysis can be found here. People try to assess how can a stereotype might explain a difference between two groups. However, they ...
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Can we be both agreeable and disagreeable at the same time?

Understanding the big five personality traits appears to give the promise of understanding ourselves better. However, it is clear that our behaviour is variable, for example: individuals may be ...
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Are the raw scores of the NEO-PI-R normally distributed?

Scoring the NEO-PI-R test results, as done for example in this document, involves converting an absolute score to a t-score. However, the conversion from absolute score to t-score (as can be seen in ...
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Is there an analog to the five factor model for emotion?

To the best of my understanding, the five factor model of personality comes from a factor analysis on a large list of adjectives that can be used to describe an individual's personality. It is ...
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Hobbies / interests correlated with Big 5 scores?

Are there any established treatments (I'm going to leave the exact terms a little bit vague because my understanding is vague) of which hobbies and interests are most likely to be attractive to ...
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To what extent is scapegoating correlated with personality?

The Wikipedia article on scapegoating is rather thin on correlates, but has plenty of "pure" theories as to what causes scapegoating, not backed by much if any evidence, even correlational. So what ...
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What measures are available for calculating big 5 congruence with a collection of profiles?

Say there is a group of OCEAN profiles. How do I calculate how well another profile fits into this group of profiles? Is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congruence_coefficient the way to go or are ...
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Is NERIS Type Explorer unscientific?

Why do people call the NERIS Type Explorer of www.16personalities.com unscientific? According to https://www.16personalities.com/articles/reliability-and-validity it provides good test-re-testing ...
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Aren't MBTI and Big 5 connected? [duplicate]

I have seen repeated suggestions that the Big 5 model is the preferred model of personality in psychology, and Myers-Briggs is used in pop psychology and industry and not presently taken that ...
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Is it okay to measure only a subset of the Big Five such as neuroticism and extraversion in research?

I recently received this question via email and thought it might be of broader relevance: I am writing as I am interested in using measures of personality in some clinical psychology research. ...
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How does the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument relate to the Big Five?

The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is apparently quite popular in MBA classes and even in conflict negotiation practice: The TKI is popular beyond the confines of negotiation classes....
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Possible applications of the big five personality traits testing in human resource departments

I am a multimedia artist who is interning in a human resources department of a casino resort. In the department we have daily meetings to discuss updates to both the orientation and the performance of ...
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Do any personality factors reduce illusory superiority?

Apparently individuals suffering from schizotypy lack illusory superiority in one particular domain: evaluation of their affect. That is to say, neurotypicals overrate their positive affect (and ...
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Why are civic duties part of Competence (C1) in the NEO-PI-R

In the Revised NEO Personality Inventory, one of the questions used to score C1 ("Competence"), is 35. I don't take civic duties like voting very seriously. Why ...
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DISC correlation with Big Five personality

Apparently DISC (dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance) is a kind of personality test. When/where is it used and how does it correlate with Big Five?
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DISC vs MBTI personality types research

I Wanted to know whether there has been any research on mbti and disc personalty mapping and the correlations between them.If so can anyone link to some research papers
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Predicting workplace performance of job applicants? [closed]

As an employer who interviews engineering candidates, I'm interested in using the state of the art findings in psychometrics/psychology to predict which candidates are the most likely to be successful....
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Are psychology students more neurotic than the general population?

Using the NEO-FFI to measure Big Five personality traits among students from our faculty, we found that students of psychology are more neurotic (t = -2.34, p = .02) and less open (t = 5.98, p < ....
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Canonical Literature for "Big 5" Personality Theory

I'm searching for a good reference on "Big 5" personality theory that explains the topic in detail beyond the level of a website. I am hoping to get a pointer to some of the "canonical" literature--i....
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Converting Big 5 questionnaire data to Big 5 scores using R

I'll preface this with I have no knowledge of psychology, but my goal is to produce some graphics dealing with correlations, and one example that I had thought of is how the Big 5 personality traits ...
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How to determine percentile rankings for responses to for Big5 Mini-Markers test?

I'm writing a big 5 personality test using Big 5 Mini Markers by Saucier, as described here: http://pages.uoregon.edu/prsnlty/SAUCIER/Saucier.Minimarkers.Full.pdf Given that most markers have about 0....
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Can the big five personality dimensions be trained/enhanced?

Are there established methods to, say, enhance someone's conscientiousness or agreeableness? In particular, since it seems there's evidence linking positive relationship between the big five to ...
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What correlation research has been done on MBTI vs Big5?

Big5 is probably the most used personality model in research, while MBTI has not gained status of being scientifically supported. What exact research has been done on correlating the two models? ...
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How does obedience correlate with the Big 5 factors of personality?

I am looking for correlations for any Big 5 traits with obedience. Are there any research reports on this, available for me to read?
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Why is empathy not a part of the Big 5 personality traits?

I have looked at the big 5 personality traits, and they include 5 basic factors: openness, extraversion, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and agreeableness. Why is empathy not on the list?
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Is there a graph with extroversion-introversion score on one axis and IQ on the other?

I can't find one on Google Images.