The Big Five Inventory (BFI)
44-Question Personality Test
This 44-item test, developed by Oliver P.
John, Ph.D. and V. Benet-Martinez in 1998, is in the public domain and
has been normed on tens of thousands of adults. It provides a score for
each of the Big Five personality traits (Conscientiousness,
Agreeableness, Emotional Stability, Extroversion and Intellect or
Openness). Scores on these traits can often
explain important issues for adults and thus simplify counseling
efforts. For example, an extrovert working as a night janitor was
depressed. Finding a day job, where he could relate to other people,
went a long way toward relieving his depression.
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