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Protocol - Personality Traits

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Description:

The Big Five Inventory (BFI) is a self administered, 44 question instrument designed to measure the big five dimensions of personality - extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness/intellect.

Specific Instructions:

None

Protocol:

The following statements concern your perception about yourself in a variety of situations. Your task is to indicate the strength of your agreement with each statement, utilizing a scale in which 1 denotes strong disagreement, 5 denotes strong agreement, and 2, 3, and 4 represent intermediate judgments. In the boxes after each statement, write a number from 1 to 5 from the following scale:

1. Strongly disagree
2. Disagree
3. Neither disagree nor agree
4. Agree
5. Strongly agree

Select the number that most closely reflects you on each statement.

I see myself as someone who...

1. Is talkative

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

2. Tends to find fault with others

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

3. Does a thorough job

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

4. Is depressed, blue

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

5. Is original, comes up with new ideas

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

6. Is reserved

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

7. Is helpful and unselfish with others

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

8. Can be somewhat careless

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

9. Is relaxed, handles stress well

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

10. Is curious about many different things

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

11. Is full of energy

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

12. Starts quarrels with others

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

13. Is a reliable worker

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

14. Can be tense

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

15. Is ingenious, a deep thinker

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

16. Generates a lot of enthusiasm

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

17. Has a forgiving nature

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

18. Tends to be disorganized

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

19. Worries a lot

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

20. Has an active imagination

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

21. Tends to be quiet

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

22. Is generally trusting

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

23. Tends to be lazy

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

24. Is emotionally stable, not easily upset

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

25. Is inventive

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

26. Has an assertive personality

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

27. Can be cold and aloof

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

28. Perseveres until the task is finished

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

29. Can be moody

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

30. Values artistic, aesthetic experiences

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

31. Is sometimes shy, inhibited

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

32. Is considerate, kind to almost everyone

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

33. Does things efficiently

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

34. Remains calm in tense situations

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

35. Prefers work that is routine

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

36. Is outgoing, sociable

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

37. Is sometimes rude to others

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

38. Makes plans and follows through on them

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

39. Gets nervous easily

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

40. Likes to reflect, play with ideas

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

41. Has few artistic interests

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

42. Likes to cooperate with others

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

43. Is easily distracted

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

44. Is sophisticated in art, music or literature

1[ ]Strongly disagree

2[ ]Disagree

3[ ]Neither disagree nor agree

4[ ]Agree

5[ ]Strongly agree

SCORING INSTRUCTIONS

Reverse-score the following items:

Extraversion: 6, 21, 31
Agreeableness: 2, 12, 27, 37
Conscientiousness: 8, 18, 23, 43
Neuroticism: 9, 24, 34
Openness: 35, 41

Next, create scale scores for each domain by averaging the following items (where R indicates using the reverse-scored item).

Extraversion: 1, 6R 11, 16, 21R, 26, 31R, 36
Agreeableness: 2R, 7, 12R, 17, 22, 27R, 32, 37R
Conscientiousness: 3, 8R, 13, 18R, 23R, 28, 33, 38, 43R
Neuroticism: 4, 9R, 14, 19, 24R, 29, 34R, 39
Openness: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35R, 40, 41R, 44

Optional items:

Liking: 45, 46

Protocol Name from Source:

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self- or proxy-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult, Adult, Senior, Pregnancy

Participants:

An individual age 18 or older.

Selection Rationale

The Big Five Inventory was vetted against similar protocols and selected because it is a validated, brief, self-report instrument that is low burden for investigators and respondents.

Language

Dutch, Dutch, English, English, Hebrew, Hebrew, Italian, Italian, Lithuanian, Lithuanian, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Portugese, Portugese, Spanish, Spanish, Swedish, Swedish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Personality Disorder Assessment Score 3075475 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Personality traits proto 62744-8 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Not applicable.

Source

John, O. P., & Srivastava, S. (1999). The Big Five Trait Taxonomy: History, measurement, and theoretical perspectives. In L. A. Pervin & O. P. John (Eds.), Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research (2nd ed., pp. 102-138), New York: Guilford Press.

Instructions are from:

Big Five Personality Test website, (c) 2000, 2009 Atof Inc. Big Five inventory (c) 2000 by UC Berkeley psychologist Oliver D. John, Ph.D.

General References

Instrument is available from Berkley Personality Lab through registration on the website.

John, O. P., Donahue, E. M., & Kentle, R. L. (1991). The Big Five Inventory--Versions 4a and 54. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Personality and Social Research.

Benet-Martinez, V., & John, O. P. (1998). Los Cinco Grandes across cultures and ethnic groups: Multitrait multimethod analyses of the Big Five in Spanish and English. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 729-750.

American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-IV-TR. Washington, DC: Author.

Protocol ID:

121101

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX121101_Active_Imagination
PX121101200000 I see myself as someone who... Has an more
active imagination show less
Variable Mapping
PX121101_Aloof
PX121101270000 I see myself as someone who... Can be cold more
and aloof show less
N/A
PX121101_Artistic_Experiences
PX121101300000 I see myself as someone who... Values more
artistic, aesthetic experiences show less
N/A
PX121101_Assertive
PX121101260000 I see myself as someone who... Has an more
assertive personality show less
N/A
PX121101_Considerate
PX121101320000 I see myself as someone who... Is more
considerate, kind to almost everyone show less
Variable Mapping
PX121101_Cooperates_With_Others
PX121101420000 I see myself as someone who...Likes to more
cooperate with others show less
N/A
PX121101_Curious
PX121101100000 I see myself as someone who... Is curious more
about many different things show less
N/A
PX121101_Depressed
PX121101040000 I see myself as someone who... Is depressed, blue Variable Mapping
PX121101_Disorganized
PX121101180000 I see myself as someone who... Tends to be more
disorganized show less
Variable Mapping
PX121101_Easily_Distracted
PX121101430000 I see myself as someone who... Is easily more
distracted show less
Variable Mapping
PX121101_Efficient
PX121101330000 I see myself as someone who... Does things more
efficiently show less
Variable Mapping
PX121101_Emotionally_Stable
PX121101240000 I see myself as someone who... Is more
emotionally stable, not easily upset show less
N/A
PX121101_Energetic
PX121101110000 I see myself as someone who... Is full of energy Variable Mapping
PX121101_Few_Artistic_Interests
PX121101410000 I see myself as someone who... Has few more
artistic interests show less
N/A
PX121101_Finds_Fault
PX121101020000 I see myself as someone who... Tends to more
find fault with others show less
N/A
PX121101_Follows_Through_On_Plans
PX121101380000 I see myself as someone who... Makes plans more
and follows through on them show less
N/A
PX121101_Forgiving
PX121101170000 I see myself as someone who... Has a more
forgiving nature show less
N/A
PX121101_Generates_Enthusiasm
PX121101160000 I see myself as someone who... Generates a more
lot of enthusiasm show less
N/A
PX121101_Gets_Nervous
PX121101390000 I see myself as someone who... Gets nervous more
easily show less
N/A
PX121101_Helpful
PX121101070000 I see myself as someone who... Is helpful more
and unselfish with others show less
N/A
PX121101_Ingenious
PX121101150000 I see myself as someone who... Is more
ingenious, a deep thinker show less
N/A
PX121101_Inventive
PX121101250000 I see myself as someone who... Is inventive N/A
PX121101_Lazy
PX121101230000 I see myself as someone who... Tends to be lazy N/A
PX121101_Moody
PX121101290000 I see myself as someone who... Can be moody Variable Mapping
PX121101_Original
PX121101050000 I see myself as someone who... Is original, more
comes up with new ideas show less
N/A
PX121101_Outgoing
PX121101360000 I see myself as someone who... Is outgoing, more
sociable show less
Variable Mapping
PX121101_Persevere
PX121101280000 I see myself as someone who... Perseveres more
until the task is finished show less
N/A
PX121101_Prefers_Routine
PX121101350000 I see myself as someone who... Prefers work more
that is routine show less
N/A
PX121101_Quiet
PX121101210000 I see myself as someone who... Tends to be quiet Variable Mapping
PX121101_Reflective
PX121101400000 I see myself as someone who... Likes to more
reflect, play with ideas show less
N/A
PX121101_Relaxed
PX121101090000 I see myself as someone who... Is relaxed, more
handles stress well show less
N/A
PX121101_Reliable_Worker
PX121101130000 I see myself as someone who... Is a more
reliable worker show less
N/A
PX121101_Remains_Calm
PX121101340000 I see myself as someone who... Remains calm more
in tense situations show less
Variable Mapping
PX121101_Reserved
PX121101060000 I see myself as someone who... Is reserved N/A
PX121101_Rude_To_Others
PX121101370000 I see myself as someone who... Is sometimes more
rude to others show less
N/A
PX121101_Shy_Inhibited
PX121101310000 I see myself as someone who... Is sometimes more
shy, inhibited show less
Variable Mapping
PX121101_Somewhat_Careless
PX121101080000 I see myself as someone who... Can be more
somewhat careless show less
N/A
PX121101_Sophisticated_Art_Music_Literature
PX121101440000 I see myself as someone who... Is more
sophisticated in art, music or literature show less
N/A
PX121101_Starts_Quarrels
PX121101120000 I see myself as someone who... Starts more
quarrels with others show less
N/A
PX121101_Talkative
PX121101010000 I see myself as someone who... Is talkative Variable Mapping
PX121101_Tense
PX121101140000 I see myself as someone who... Can be tense Variable Mapping
PX121101_Thorough_Job
PX121101030000 I see myself as someone who... Does a more
thorough job show less
N/A
PX121101_Trusting
PX121101220000 I see myself as someone who... Is generally more
trusting show less
Variable Mapping
PX121101_Worries
PX121101190000 I see myself as someone who... Worries a lot Variable Mapping
Psychiatric
Measure Name:

Personality Traits

Release Date:

May 12, 2010

Definition

A questionnaire to assess personality traits.

Purpose

This measure is used to score an individual for the five factors of personality, which in turn are predictive of personality disorders. Most personality disorders are prevalent in a few percent of the general population and are often co-occur with other mental disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and eating disorders. Some personality disorders, such as antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder and schizotypal personality disorder demonstrate a familial pattern with a greater risk among first-order relatives of affected individuals when compared to the general population (American Psychiatric Association, 2000)

Keywords

Personality, Personality Disorder, Big Five Inventory, BFI, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, Psychiatric