The IPIP Interpersonal Circumplex

 

On this page, there are phrases describing people's behaviors. Please use the rating scale below to describe how accurately each statement describes you. 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 gender as you are, and roughly your same age. Please read each statement carefully, and then fill in the number that corresponds to your response using the scale below.

 

 

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Very inaccurate

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 Neither inaccurate nor accurate

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Moderately accurate

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Very accurate

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Am quiet around strangers   

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Speak softly

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Tolerate a lot from others                 

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Am interested in people                                

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Feel comfortable around people                   

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Demand to be the center of interest             

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Cut others to pieces              

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Believe people should fend for themselves 

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Am a very private person                              

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10.

Let others finish what they are saying

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11.

Take things as they come

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12.

Reassure others                    

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13.

Start conversations    

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14.

Do most of the talking                                        

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Contradict others                  

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Don't fall for sob-stories                                

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Don't talk a lot           

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Seldom toot my own horn                              

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Think of others first  

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Inquire about others' well-being

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21.

Talk to a lot of different people at parties

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22.

Speak loudly

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23.

Snap at people

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24.

Don't put a lot of thought into things

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25.

Have little to say

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26.

Dislike being the center of attention

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27.

Seldom stretch the truth

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Get along well with others

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29.

Love large parties

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30.

Demand attention

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31.

Have a sharp tongue

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32.

Am not interested in other people's problems

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Markey, P. M., & Markey, C. N. (2009). A brief assessment of the interpersonal circumplex: The IPIP-IPC. Assessment, 16, 352-361.

 

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