Data Sharing: None of the data collected through this project are used commercially

Data Sharing: None of the data collected through this project are used commercially

We do not sell or trade data with third-party organizations. Results of this study may be used for teaching, research, publications, or presentations at scientific meetings. For the sake of scientific transparency, these data are placed into the public domain at regular intervals (every couple of years) in hopes that other researchers will attempt to reproduce or extend our findings. Before placing any data into the public domain, any variables that could be used to re-identify individual participants (either independently or in combination) are removed from the data to the best of our ability. Please note that re-identification remains a possibility, though we believe that the motivation for doing so is low. We useful content encourage concerned participants to skip any items that they are uncomfortable answering.

You will not be charged for any study-related procedures. You will not be paid for your participation in this study. The questionnaire does require time and energy to complete.

You may find answering these personality items interesting and informative. The personality descriptions given to you will be based upon your answers and may prove to help you understand where you stand on each of several personality dimensions.

Your participation in this study will benefit personality science by aiding in our understanding of the measurement and structure of personality.

These represent personality domains associated with aspects of power, love, work, affect and intellect and are frequently labeled Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, and Openness

Alternatives: You have the alternative to choose not to participate in this research study. You may also stop participating at any point. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time.

1. This survey is completely anonymous. Your feedback is entirely free (absolutely no strings attached) and confidential, unless you share it with someone.

2. You will get two types of feedback. First, we will give you scores on 27 narrow personality traits (the SPI 27). This method was developed in 2016 based on several years of data collected through this website. Second, we will give you scores on five broad personality traits (the “Big Five”). This method for assessing personality has the most consensus among psychology researchers and has been around for several decades.

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3. Your feedback is based on your responses. Your scores will be compared to the previous 400,000 participants in this survey. The more items you answer, the more reliable your feedback. If you don’t answer many items (or you don’t answer them honestly), your feedback may not accurately reflect your personality.

4. We recommend you spend at least 10-15 minutes on the questionnaire, though many people spend more time because they want to fill out all the questions. You are welcome to skip questions or quit at any time, but this will affect the quality of your feedback.

5. The first and last pages of the questionnaire relate to our current research projects – mainly, understanding the ways that personality relates to health and work and culture. These are also optional but we hope that you’ll answer them. Our research is not possible without the participation of people like you. We are very grateful for your involvement!

6. A complete consent form is provided below. If you would like to give us feedback, there is a link on your report form at the end.

Introduction/Purpose: You are being asked to participate in a research study of the basic dimensions of personality. The purpose of this study is to examine the correlational structure of items used in many personality inventories. In addition, by allowing the public to participate in this web-based data collection project we hope to increase public knowledge about science-based models of personality. This questionnaire will compare your answers to those of prior respondents and give you an estimate of your level on each of several broad personality dimensions. These domains represent normal differences in personality that are typically known by friends and close colleagues. It will also estimate your level on a range of more narrow personality domains (see the content listed on this website for more details).

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