NEO PI-R

The NEO PI-R is a measure of the five major domains of personality as well as the six facets that define each domain.

Taken together, the five domain scales and thirty facet scales of the NEO PI-R facilitate a comprehensive and detailed assessment of normal adult personality.

The NEO PI-R is recognised internationally as a gold standard for personality assessment. Today, reputable developers of personality tests for the occupational market will as a matter of course publish data on the relationship of their tests with the five factor model using one form or another of the NEO as the benchmark. The total amount of recent data from high level academic journals concerning the NEO PI-R underpins its quality.

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Description

The NEO PI-R is a measure of the five major domains of personality as well as the six facets that define each domain.

Taken together, the five domain scales and thirty facet scales of the NEO PI-R facilitate a comprehensive and detailed assessment of normal adult personality.

The NEO PI-R is recognised internationally as a gold standard for personality assessment. Today, reputable developers of personality tests for the occupational market will as a matter of course publish data on the relationship of their tests with the five factor model using one form or another of the NEO as the benchmark. The total amount of recent data from high level academic journals concerning the NEO PI-R underpins its quality.

Description of the scale and characteristics:

Neuroticism: identifies individuals who are prone to psychological distress

  • Anxiety: level of free floating anxiety
  • Angry Hostility: tendency to experience anger and related states such as frustration and bitterness
  • Depression: tendency to experience feelings of guilt, sadness, despondency and loneliness
  • Self Consciousness: shyness or social anxiety
  • Impulsiveness: tendency to act on cravings and urges rather than reining them in and delaying gratification
  • Vulnerability: general susceptibility to stress

Extraversion: quantity and intensity of energy directed outwards into the social world

  • Warmth: interest in and friendliness towards others
  • Gregariousness: preference for the company of others
  • Assertiveness: social ascendancy and forcefulness of expression
  • Activity: pace of living
  • Excitement seeking: need for environmental stimulation
  • Positive Emotion: tendency to experience positive emotions

Openness to Experience: the active seeking and appreciation of experiences for their own sake

  • Fantasy: receptivity to the inner world of imagination
  • Aesthetics: appreciation of art and beauty
  • Feelings: openness to inner feelings and emotions
  • Actions: openness to new experiences on a practical level
  • Ideas: intellectual curiosity
  • Values: readiness to re-examine own values and those of authority figures

Agreeableness: the kinds of interactions an individual prefers from compassion to tough mindedness

  • Trust: belief in the sincerity and good intentions of others
  • Straightforwardness: frankness in expression
  • Altruism: active concern for the welfare of others
  • Compliance: response to interpersonal conflict
  • Modesty: tendency to play down own achievements and be humble
  • Tender mindedness: attitude of sympathy for others

Conscientiousness: degree of organisation, persistence, control and motivation in goal-directed behaviour

  • Competence: belief in own self efficacy
  • Order: personal organisation
  • Dutifulness: emphasis placed on importance of fulfilling moral obligations
  • Achievement striving: need for personal achievement and sense of direction
  • Self Discipline: capacity to begin tasks and follow through to completion despite boredom or distractions
  • Deliberation: tendency to think things through before acting or speaking.

 

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