Possible Questionnaire Format for Administering the 100-Item Set of IPIP Big-Five Factor Markers

 

 

How Accurately Can You Describe Yourself?

Describe yourself as you generally are now, not as you wish to be in the future. Describe yourself as you honestly see yourself, in relation to other people you know of the same sex as you are, and roughly your same age. So that you can describe yourself in an honest manner, your responses will be kept in absolute confidence. Indicate for each statement whether it is 1. Very Inaccurate, 2. Moderately Inaccurate, 3. Neither Accurate Nor Inaccurate, 4. Moderately Accurate, or 5. Very Accurate as a description of you.

 

 

Very
Inaccurate

Moderately
Inaccurate

Neither
Accurate
Nor
Inaccurate

 

Moderately
Accurate

Very
Accurate

 

1.

Am the life of the party.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

2.

Insult people.

О

О

О

О

О

(2-)

3.

Am always prepared.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

4.

Get stressed out easily.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

5.

Have a rich vocabulary.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

6.

Often feel uncomfortable around others.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

7.

Am interested in people.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

8.

Leave my belongings around.

О

О

О

О

О

(3-)

9.

Am relaxed most of the time.

О

О

О

О

О

(4+)

10.

Have difficulty understanding abstract ideas.

О

О

О

О

О

(5-)

               

11.

Feel comfortable around people.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

12.

Am not interested in other people's problems.

О

О

О

О

О

(2-)

13.

Pay attention to details.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

14.

Worry about things.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

15.

Have a vivid imagination.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

16.

Keep in the background.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

17.

Sympathize with others' feelings.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

18.

Make a mess of things.

О

О

О

О

О

(3-)

19.

Seldom feel blue.

О

О

О

О

О

(4+)

20.

Am not interested in abstract ideas.

О

О

О

О

О

(5-)

               

21.

Start conversations.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

22.

Feel little concern for others.

О

О

О

О

О

(2-)

23.

Get chores done right away.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

24.

Am easily disturbed.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

25.

Have excellent ideas.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

26.

Have little to say.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

27.

Have a soft heart.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

28.

Often forget to put things back in their proper place.

О

О

О

О

О

(3-)

29.

Am not easily bothered by things.

О

О

О

О

О

(4+)

30.

Do not have a good imagination.

О

О

О

О

О

(5-)

               

31.

Talk to a lot of different people at parties.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

32.

Am not really interested in others.

О

О

О

О

О

(2-)

33.

Like order.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

34.

Get upset easily.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

35.

Am quick to understand things.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

36.

Don't like to draw attention to myself.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

37.

Take time out for others.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

38.

Shirk my duties.

О

О

О

О

О

(3-)

39.

Rarely get irritated.

О

О

О

О

О

(4+)

40.

Try to avoid complex people.

О

О

О

О

О

(5-)

               

41.

Don't mind being the center of attention.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

42.

Am hard to get to know.

О

О

О

О

О

(2-)

43.

Follow a schedule.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

44.

Change my mood a lot.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

45.

Use difficult words.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

46.

Am quiet around strangers.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

47.

Feel others' emotions.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

48.

Neglect my duties.

О

О

О

О

О

(3-)

49.

Seldom get mad.

О

О

О

О

О

(4+)

50.

Have difficulty imagining things.

О

О

О

О

О

(5-)

               

51.

Make friends easily.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

52.

Am indifferent to the feelings of others.

О

О

О

О

О

(2-)

53.

Am exacting in my work.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

54.

Have frequent mood swings.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

55.

Spend time reflecting on things.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

56.

Find it difficult to approach others.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

57.

Make people feel at ease.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

58.

Waste my time.

О

О

О

О

О

(3-)

59.

Get irritated easily.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

60.

Avoid difficult reading material.

О

О

О

О

О

(5-)

               

61.

Take charge.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

62.

Inquire about others' well-being.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

63.

Do things according to a plan.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

64.

Often feel blue.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

65.

Am full of ideas.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

66.

Don't talk a lot.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

67.

Know how to comfort others.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

68.

Do things in a half-way manner.

О

О

О

О

О

(3-)

69.

Get angry easily.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

70.

Will not probe deeply into a subject.

О

О

О

О

О

(5-)

               

71.

Know how to captivate people.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

72.

Love children.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

73.

Continue until everything is perfect.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

74.

Panic easily.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

75.

Carry the conversation to a higher level.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

76.

Bottle up my feelings.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

77.

Am on good terms with nearly everyone.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

78.

Find it difficult to get down to work.

О

О

О

О

О

(3-)

79.

Feel threatened easily.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

80.

Catch on to things quickly.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

               

81.

Feel at ease with people.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

82.

Have a good word for everyone.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

83.

Make plans and stick to them.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

84.

Get overwhelmed by emotions.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

85.

Can handle a lot of information.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

86.

Am a very private person.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

87.

Show my gratitude.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

88.

Leave a mess in my room.

О

О

О

О

О

(3-)

89.

Take offense easily.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

90.

Am good at many things.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

               

91.

Wait for others to lead the way.

О

О

О

О

О

(1-)

92.

Think of others first.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

93.

Love order and regularity.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

94.

Get caught up in my problems.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

95.

Love to read challenging material.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

96.

Am skilled in handling social situations.

О

О

О

О

О

(1+)

97.

Love to help others.

О

О

О

О

О

(2+)

98.

Like to tidy up.

О

О

О

О

О

(3+)

99.

Grumble about things.

О

О

О

О

О

(4-)

100.

Love to think up new ways of doing things.

О

О

О

О

О

(5+)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note.  These five scales were developed to measure the Big-Five factor markers reported in the following article:   Goldberg, L. R. (1992).  The development of markers for the Big-Five factor structure.  Psychological Assessment, 4, 26-42.

 

They are not the IPIP scales developed to measure the five NEO-PI-R domains.

 

The numbers in parentheses after each item indicate the scale on which that item is scored (i.e., of the five factors: (1) Extraversion, (2) Agreeableness, (3) Conscientiousness, (4) Emotional Stability, or (5) Intellect/Imagination) and its direction of scoring (+ or -). These numbers should not be included in the actual survey questionnaire. For further information on scoring IPIP scales, click the following link: Scoring Instructions.