Kibeom Lee‚ Ph.D.‚ & Michael C. Ashton‚ Ph.D.
Here you will find basic information and materials for the HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised‚ an instrument that assesses the six major dimensions of personality:
- Agreeableness (versus Anger)
- Openness to Experience
Please answer every statement‚ even if you are not completely sure of your response.
Please provide the following information about the person that you will be rating.
Number of years that you have been acquainted with this person: ______ years
Sex of the person that you will be rating (circle): Female Male
Age of the person that you will be rating: ______ years
He/she would be quite bored by a visit to an art gallery.
He/she plans ahead and organizes things‚ to avoid scrambling at the last minute.
He/she rarely holds a grudge‚ even against people who have badly wronged him/her.
He/she feels reasonably satisfied with himself/herself overall.
He/she would feel afraid if he/she had to travel in bad weather conditions.
He/she wouldn’t use flattery to get a raise or promotion at work‚ even if he/she thought it would succeed.
He/she is interested in learning about the history and politics of other countries.
He/she often pushes himself/herself very hard when trying to achieve a goal.
People sometimes say that he/she is too critical of others.
He/she rarely expresses his/her opinions in group meetings.
He/she worries about little things.
If he/she knew that he/she could never get caught‚ he/she would be willing to steal a million dollars.
He/she would enjoy creating a work of art‚ such as a novel‚ a song‚ or a painting.
When working on something‚ he/she doesn’t pay much attention to small details.
People sometimes think that he/she is too stubborn.
He/she prefers jobs that involve active social interaction to those that involve working alone.
When he/she suffers from a painful experience‚ he/she needs someone to make him/her feel comfortable.
having a lot of money is not especially important to him/her.
He/she thinks that paying attention to radical ideas is a waste of time.
He/she makes decisions based on the feeling of the moment rather than on careful thought.
People think of him/her as someone who has a quick temper.
On most days‚ he/she feels cheerful and optimistic.
He/she feels like crying when he/she sees other people crying.
He/she thinks that he/she is entitled to more respect than the average person is.
If he/she had the opportunity‚ he/she would like to attend a classical music concert.
When working‚ he/she sometimes has difficulties due to being disorganized.
His/her attitude toward people who have treated him/her badly is “forgive and forget”.
He/she feels that he/she is an unpopular person.
When it comes to physical danger‚ he/she is very fearful.
If he/she wants something from someone‚ he/she will laugh at that person’s worst jokes.
He/she has never really enjoyed looking through an encyclopedia.
He/she does only the minimum amount of work needed to get by.
He/she tends to be lenient in judging other people.
In social situations‚ he/she is usually the one who makes the first move.
He/she worries a lot less than most people do.
He/she would never accept a bribe‚ even if it were very large.
He/she has a good imagination.
He/she always tries to be accurate in his/her work‚ even at the expense of time.
He/she is usually quite flexible in his/her opinions when people disagree with him/her.
The first thing that he/she always does in a new place is to make friends.
He/she can handle difficult situations without needing emotional support from anyone else.
He/she would get a lot of pleasure from owning expensive luxury goods.
He/she likes people who have unconventional views.
He/she makes a lot of mistakes because he/she doesn’t think before he/she acts.
Most people tend to get angry more quickly than he/she does.
Most people are more upbeat and dynamic than he/she generally is.
He/she feels strong emotions when someone close to him/her is going away for a long time.
He/she wants people to know that he/she is an important person of high status.
I don’t think of him/her as the artistic or creative type.
People often call him/her a perfectionist.
Even when people make a lot of mistakes‚ he/she rarely says anything negative.
He/she sometimes feels that he/she is a worthless person.
Even in an emergency he/she wouldn’t feel like panicking.
He/she wouldn’t pretend to like someone just to get that person to do favors for him/her.
He/she finds it boring to discuss philosophy.
He/she prefers to do whatever comes to mind‚ rather than stick to a plan.
When people tell him/her that he/she is wrong‚ his/her first reaction is to argue with them.
When he/she is in a group of people‚ he/she is often the one who speaks on behalf of the group.
He/she remains unemotional even in situations where most people get very sentimental.
He/she’d be tempted to use counterfeit money‚ if he/she were sure he/she could get away with it.