Big-Five Factor Markers

Factor I (Surgency or Extraversion)
 
10-item scale (Alpha = .87)
+ keyed Am the life of the party.
  Feel comfortable around people.
  Start conversations.
  Talk to a lot of different people at parties.
  Don't mind being the center of attention.
   
– keyed Don't talk a lot.
  Keep in the background.
  Have little to say.
  Don't like to draw attention to myself.
  Am quiet around strangers.

 

 
20-item scale (Alpha = .91)
+ keyed Am the life of the party.
  Feel comfortable around people.
  Start conversations.
  Talk to a lot of different people at parties.
  Don't mind being the center of attention.
  Make friends easily.
  Take charge.
  Know how to captivate people.
  Feel at ease with people.
  Am skilled in handling social situations.
   
– keyed Don't talk a lot.
  Keep in the background.
  Have little to say.
  Don't like to draw attention to myself.
  Am quiet around strangers.
  Find it difficult to approach others.
  Often feel uncomfortable around others.
  Bottle up my feelings.
  Am a very private person.
  Wait for others to lead the way.

Factor II (Agreeableness)
 
10-item scale (Alpha = .82)
+ keyed Am interested in people.
  Sympathize with others' feelings.
  Have a soft heart.
  Take time out for others.
  Feel others' emotions.
  Make people feel at ease.
   
– keyed Am not really interested in others.
  Insult people.
  Am not interested in other people's problems.
  Feel little concern for others.
 
20-item scale (Alpha = .88)
+ keyed Am interested in people.
  Sympathize with others' feelings.
  Have a soft heart.
  Take time out for others.
  Feel others' emotions.
  Make people feel at ease.
  Inquire about others' well-being.
  Know how to comfort others.
  Love children.
  Am on good terms with nearly everyone.
  Have a good word for everyone.
  Show my gratitude.
  Think of others first.
  Love to help others.
   
– keyed Insult people.
  Am not interested in other people's problems.
  Feel little concern for others.
  Am not really interested in others.
  Am hard to get to know.
  Am indifferent to the feelings of others.

Factor III (Conscientiousness)
 
10-item scale (Alpha = .79)
+ keyed Am always prepared.
  Pay attention to details.
  Get chores done right away.
  Like order.
  Follow a schedule.
  Am exacting in my work.
   
– keyed Leave my belongings around.
  Make a mess of things.
  Often forget to put things back in their proper place.
  Shirk my duties.
 
20-item scale (Alpha = .88)
+ keyed Am always prepared.
  Pay attention to details.
  Get chores done right away.
  Like order.
  Follow a schedule.
  Am exacting in my work.
  Do things according to a plan.
  Continue until everything is perfect.
  Make plans and stick to them.
  Love order and regularity.
  Like to tidy up.
   
– keyed Leave my belongings around.
  Make a mess of things.
  Often forget to put things back in their proper place.
  Shirk my duties.
  Neglect my duties.
  Waste my time.
  Do things in a half-way manner.
  Find it difficult to get down to work.
  Leave a mess in my room.

Factor IV (Emotional Stability)

  10-item scale (Alpha = .86)
+ keyed Am relaxed most of the time.
  Seldom feel blue.
   
– keyed Get stressed out easily.
  Worry about things.
  Am easily disturbed.
  Get upset easily.
  Change my mood a lot.
  Have frequent mood swings.
  Get irritated easily.
  Often feel blue.
 
20-item scale (Alpha = .91)
+ keyed Am relaxed most of the time.
  Seldom feel blue.
  Am not easily bothered by things.
  Rarely get irritated.
  Seldom get mad.
   
– keyed Get stressed out easily.
  Worry about things.
  Am easily disturbed.
  Get upset easily.
  Change my mood a lot.
  Have frequent mood swings.
  Get irritated easily.
  Often feel blue.
  Get angry easily.
  Panic easily.
  Feel threatened easily.
  Get overwhelmed by emotions.
  Take offense easily.
  Get caught up in my problems.
  Grumble about things.

Factor V (Intellect or Imagination)

 
10-item scale (Alpha = .84)
+ keyed Have a rich vocabulary.
  Have a vivid imagination.
  Have excellent ideas.
  Am quick to understand things.
  Use difficult words.
  Spend time reflecting on things.
  Am full of ideas.
   
– keyed Have difficulty understanding abstract ideas.
  Am not interested in abstract ideas.
  Do not have a good imagination.
 
20-item scale (Alpha = .90)
+ keyed Have a rich vocabulary.
  Have a vivid imagination.
  Have excellent ideas.
  Am quick to understand things.
  Use difficult words.
  Spend time reflecting on things.
  Am full of ideas.
  Carry the conversation to a higher level.
  Catch on to things quickly.
  Can handle a lot of information.
  Love to think up new ways of doing things.
  Love to read challenging material.
  Am good at many things.
   
– keyed Have difficulty understanding abstract ideas.
  Am not interested in abstract ideas.
  Do not have a good imagination.
  Try to avoid complex people.
  Have difficulty imagining things.
  Avoid difficult reading material.
  Will not probe deeply into a subject.



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