Items in the Mini-IPIP6

Factor I Extraversion (One-year test-retest correlation = .75)
+ keyed Am the life of the party.
  Talk to a lot of different people at parties.
– keyed Don't talk a lot.
  Keep in the background.


Factor II Agreeableness (One-year test-retest correlation = .62)
+ keyed Sympathize with others' feelings.
  Feel others' emotions.
– keyed Am not really interested in others.
  Am not interested in other people's problems.

Factor III Conscientiousness 
(One-year test-retest correlation = .69)
+ keyed Get chores done right away.
  Like order.
– keyed Often forget to put things back in their proper place.
  Make a mess of things.

Factor IV Neuroticism (One-year test-retest correlation = .69)

+ keyed Have frequent mood swings.
  Get upset easily.
– keyed Am relaxed most of the time.
  Seldom feel blue.

Factor V Openness to Experience (One-year test-retest correlation = .66)

+ keyed Have a vivid imagination.
– keyed Have difficulty understanding abstract ideas.
  Am not interested in abstract ideas.
  Do not have a good imagination.
Factor V Honesty-Humility (One-year test-retest correlation = .71)
– keyedFeel entitled to more of everything.
Deserve more things in life.
Would like to be seen driving around in a very expensive car.
Would get a lot of pleasure from owning expensive luxury goods.


Milojev, P., Osborne, D., Greaves, L. M., Barlow, F. K., & Sibley, C. G. (2013). The Mini-IPIP6: Tiny yet highly stable markers of Big Six personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 936-944.

Sibley, C. G. (2012). The Mini-IPIP6: Item Response Theory analysis of a short measure of the big-six factors of personality in New Zealand. 
New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 41, 21-31.

Sibley, C. G., Luyten, N., Purnomo, M., Mobberley, A., Wootton, L. W., Hammond, M. D., Sengupta, N., Perry, R., West-Newman, T., Wilson, M. S., McLellan, V. L., Hoverd, W. J., & Robertson, A. (2011). The Mini-IPIP6: Validation and extension of a short measure of the Big-Six factors of personality in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 40, 142-159.

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