Five Factor Personality Test

Thank you for your interest in this online personality test, which is based on an International Personality Item Pool representation of the Five Factor Model of personality. The Five Factor Model (also known as the "Big 5") is based on the idea that five main dimensions are necessary and sufficient for broadly describing human personality.

The next page contains the 41 items of the test and some additional questions. Once you have filled these in and submitted the test for scoring, you will be told your scores on these five basic dimensions and given some information about what they mean.

This version of the inventory was developed for use in online psychological research projects and at times may still be used to collect data. Additional questions may also be added from time to time. However, it is possible to take the test without your data being used in research, and you will have the opportunity to request this.


By clicking below you are giving your consent to proceed under the conditions outlined on this page.


This page is maintained by Tom Buchanan to whom any questions or comments should be addressed.

This site is currently being used to collect data that will be used in research projects at the University of Westminster. The main purpose of the current project is to identify personality variables influencing whether people take part in online research. It has been reviewed by the Department of Psychology Ethics Committee (project code ETH1617-0686). It is not supported by external funding. The data you provide may also be used in other research projects at the University of Westminster or elsewhere. The data you provide will be stored indefinitely on computer systems controlled by the University of Westminster and may also be transferred or made openly available to other researchers, e.g. through a data repository, for use in other research projects. We will take care to respect your privacy at all times. No information from which you can be personally identified will be collected or shared at any time, or published in research outputs arising from this or our other projects.If you do not wish the data you submit to be used in this way, but still wish to complete the questionnaire, you may say so on the next page. If you change your mind about participating, you have the right to stop at any time without giving a reason, and data you have already submitted in this study will not be analysed. Once you have indicated your consent at the end of the study, it will no longer be possible to withdraw your data, as you are responding anonymously. The researcher responsible for the project, who can be contacted in the first instance with any questions, is Professor Tom Buchanan ( buchant@wmin.ac.uk ). If you have any complaints, you may contact the Head of Department of Psychology, Professor Damien Ridge (D.Ridge@westminster.ac.uk ).