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Big Five Inventory-2

Big Five Inventory-2 is a 60-item measure of personality structure and psychological assessment.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

Here are a number of characteristics that may or may not apply to you. For example, do you agree that you are someone who likes to spend time with others? Please write a number next to each statement to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with that statement.

I am someone who...

  1. __ Is outgoing, sociable
  2. __ Is compassionate, has a soft heart
  3. __ Tends to be disorganized
  4. __ Is relaxed, handles stress well
  5. __ Has few artistic interests
  6. __ Has an assertive personality
  7. __ Is respectful, treats others with respect
  8. __ Tends to be lazy
  9. __ Stays optimistic after experiencing a setback
  10. __ Is curious about many different things
  11. __ Rarely feels excited or eager
  12. __ Tends to find fault with others
  13. __ Is dependable, steady
  14. __ Is moody, has up and down mood swings
  15. __ Is inventive, finds clever ways to do things
  16. __ Tends to be quiet
  17. __ Feels little sympathy for others
  18. __ Is systematic, likes to keep things in order
  19. __ Can be tense
  20. __ Is fascinated by art, music, or literature
  21. __ Is dominant, acts as a leader
  22. __ Starts arguments with others
  23. __ Has difficulty getting started on tasks
  24. __ Feels secure, comfortable with self
  25. __ Avoids intellectual, philosophical discussions
  26. __ Is less active than other people
  27. __ Has a forgiving nature
  28. __ Can be somewhat careless
  29. __ Is emotionally stable, not easily upset
  30. __ Has little creativity
  31. __ Is sometimes shy, introverted
  32. __ Is helpful and unselfish with others
  33. __ Keeps things neat and tidy
  34. __ Worries a lot
  35. __ Values art and beauty
  36. __ Finds it hard to influence people
  37. __ Is sometimes rude to others
  38. __ Is efficient, gets things done
  39. __ Often feels sad
  40. __ Is complex, a deep thinker
  41. __ Is full of energy
  42. __ Is suspicious of others’ intentions
  43. __ Is reliable, can always be counted on
  44. __ Keeps their emotions under control
  45. __ Has difficulty imagining things
  46. __ Is talkative
  47. __ Can be cold and uncaring
  48. __ Leaves a mess, doesn’t clean up
  49. __ Rarely feels anxious or afraid
  50. __ Thinks poetry and plays are boring
  51. __ Prefers to have others take charge
  52. __ Is polite, courteous to others
  53. __ Is persistent, works until the task is finished
  54. __ Tends to feel depressed, blue
  55. __ Has little interest in abstract Ideas
  56. __ Shows a lot of Enthusiasm
  57. __ Assumes the best about people
  58. __ Sometimes behaves irresponsibly
  59. __ Is temperamental, gets emotional easily
  60. __ Is original, comes up with new Ideas

Response Options:
Disagree strongly - 1
Disagree a little - 2
Neutral; no opinion - 3
Agree a little - 4
Agree strongly - 5

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Soto, C. J., & John, O. P. (2017). The next Big Five Inventory (BFI-2): Developing and assessing a hierarchical model with 15 facets to enhance bandwidth, fidelity, and predictive power. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113(1), 117-143. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000096

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