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B5PO Big Five Plus One Personality Inventory

S. Holocher-Ertl, K. D. Kubinger & S. Menghin


Assesses the Big Five dimensions of personality: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional control, Openness and the additional dimension of Empathy.
These relatively stable personality characteristics (known as traits) determine the individual’s everyday behavior. They can be used to predict future behavioral tendencies. The modular structure of the test enables the individual dimensions and their facets to be assessed separately. In addition, the analog answer format provides the greatest possible freedom of decision-making in arriving at the self-assessment. The questionnaire is used in personnel psychology.


Respondents rate themselves using bipolar adjectives. The answer is entered on a response bar which incorporates a movable marker. The previous answer can be corrected once.

Test forms

One test form.


The following main variables are scored:

  • Extraversion: Measure of behavioral tendencies in interpersonal situations (e.g. the level of dominance or sociability).
  • Agreeableness: Measure of social competence (e.g. the level of respect or aggression).
  • Conscientiousness: Measure of behavioral tendencies in the context of work or achievement (e.g. the level of discipline or reliability).
  • Emotional control: Measure of the ability to control one’s own feelings (e.g. the level of impulsiveness or rationality).
  • Openness: Measure of the willingness to be open to new experiences and values (e.g. the level of tolerance or loyalty).
  • Empathy: Measure of the ability to enter into the emotions of others (e.g. the level of friendliness or helpfulness).

Scoring elements

Working time
Confidence interval
Profile analysis
Test protocol
Item analysis protocol
Progress chart
Special diagrammatic representation of results
Personalized Word report
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Test type

Personality Structure Inventories

Test information

language-free item material
parallel test form
conforms to the Rasch-model
additional device required
high level of test security
wide norm spectrum
test form available for online presentation - open mode
links to CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing




approx. 10 minutes


Norms for ages 16+.