The Items in Each of the 4-Item IPIP Scales
Measuring Constructs Similar to Those in the 30 NEO-PI-R Facet Scales (Johnson, 2014)

 

N1: ANXIETY (Alpha = .78)

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Worry about things.

 

Fear for the worst.

 

Am afraid of many things.

 

Get stressed out easily.

 

 

N2: ANGER (.87)

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Get angry easily.

 

Get irritated easily.

 

Lose my temper.

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Am not easily annoyed.

 

 

N3: DEPRESSION (.85)

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Often feel blue.

 

Dislike myself.

 

Am often down in the dumps.

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Feel comfortable with myself.

 

 

N4: SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS (.70)

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Find it difficult to approach others.

 

Am afraid to draw attention to myself.

 

Only feel comfortable with friends.

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Am not bothered by difficult social situations.

 

 

N5: IMMODERATION (.69)

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Go on binges.

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Rarely overindulge.

 

Easily resist temptations.

 

Am able to control my cravings.

 

 

N6: VULNERABILITY (.76)

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Panic easily.

 

Become overwhelmed by events.

 

Feel that I'm unable to deal with things.

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Remain calm under pressure.

 

 

E1: FRIENDLINESS (.81)

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Make friends easily.

 

Feel comfortable around people.

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Avoid contacts with others.

 

Keep others at a distance.

 

 

E2: GREGARIOUSNESS (.79)

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Love large parties.

 

Talk to a lot of different people at parties.

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Prefer to be alone.

 

Avoid crowds.

 

 

E3: ASSERTIVENESS (.85)

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Take charge.

 

Try to lead others.

 

Take control of things.

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Wait for others to lead the way.

 

 

E4: ACTIVITY LEVEL (.69)

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Am always busy.

 

Am always on the go.

 

Do a lot in my spare time.

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Like to take it easy.

 

 

E5: EXCITEMENT-SEEKING (.73)

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Love excitement.

 

Seek adventure.

 

Enjoy being reckless.

 

Act wild and crazy.

 

 

E6: CHEERFULNESS (.79)

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Radiate joy.

 

Have a lot of fun.

 

Love life.

 

Look at the bright side of life.

 

 

O1: IMAGINATION (.83)

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Have a vivid imagination.

 

Enjoy wild flights of fantasy.

 

Love to daydream.

 

Like to get lost in thought.

 

 

O2: ARTISTIC INTERESTS (.74)

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Believe in the importance of art.

 

See beauty in things that others might not notice.

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Do not like poetry.

 

Do not enjoy going to art museums.

 

 

O3: EMOTIONALITY (.74)

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Experience my emotions intensely.

 

Feel others' emotions.

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Rarely notice my emotional reactions.

 

Don't understand people who get emotional.

 

 

O4: ADVENTUROUSNESS (.70)

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Prefer variety to routine.

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Prefer to stick with things that I know.

 

Dislike changes.

 

Am attached to conventional ways.

 

 

O5: INTELLECT (.73)

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Love to read challenging material.

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Avoid philosophical discussions.

 

Have difficulty understanding abstract ideas.

 

Am not interested in theoretical discussions.

 

 

O6: LIBERALISM (.63)

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Tend to vote for liberal political candidates.

 

Believe that there is no absolute right and wrong.

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Tend to vote for conservative political candidates.

 

Believe that we should be tough on crime.

 

 

A1: TRUST (.85)

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Trust others.

 

Believe that others have good intentions.

 

Trust what people say.

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Distrust people.

 

 

A2: MORALITY (.74)

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Use others for my own ends.

 

Cheat to get ahead.

 

Take advantage of others.

 

Obstruct others' plans.

 

 

A3: ALTRUISM (.73)

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Am concerned about others.

 

Love to help others.

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Am indifferent to the feelings of others.

 

Take no time for others.

 

 

A4: COOPERATION (.71)

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Love a good fight.

 

Yell at people.

 

Insult people.

 

Get back at others.

 

 

A5: MODESTY (.73)

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Believe that I am better than others.

 

Think highly of myself.

 

Have a high opinion of myself.

 

Boast about my virtues.

 

 

A6: SYMPATHY (.72)

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Sympathize with the homeless.

 

Feel sympathy for those who are worse off than myself.

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Am not interested in other people's problems.

 

Try not to think about the needy.

 

 

C1: SELF-EFFICACY (.77)

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Complete tasks successfully.

 

Excel in what I do.

 

Handle tasks smoothly.

 

Know how to get things done.

 

 

C2: ORDERLINESS (.83)

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Like to tidy up.

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Often forget to put things back in their proper place.

 

Leave a mess in my room.

 

Leave my belongings around.

 

 

C3: DUTIFULNESS (.67)

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Keep my promises.

 

Tell the truth.

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Break rules.

 

Break my promises.

 

 

C4: ACHIEVEMENT-STRIVING (.79)

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Do more than what's expected of me.

 

Work hard.

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Put little time and effort into my work.

 

Do just enough work to get by.

 

 

C5: SELF-DISCIPLINE (.71)

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Am always prepared.

 

Carry out my plans.

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Waste my time.

 

Have difficulty starting tasks.

 

 

C6: CAUTIOUSNESS (.88)

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Jump into things without thinking.

 

Make rash decisions.

 

Rush into things.

 

Act without thinking.

 

 

Johnson, J. A. (2014). Measuring thirty facets of the Five Factor Model with a 120-item public domain inventory: Development of the IPIP-NEO-120. Journal of Research in Personality, 51, 78-89.

 

Alphas based on an Internet sample of N = 619,150.

 

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