The following main variables are scored:
- Extraversion: Consisting of the subscales Activity, Sociability, Expressiveness, Assertiveness, Ambition, Dogmatism and Aggression.
- Emotionality: Consisting of the subscales Inferiority, Unhappiness, Anxiety, Dependence, Hypochondria, Guilt and Obsessiveness.
- Adventurousness: Consisting of the subscales Risk-taking, Impulsiveness, Irresponsibility, Manipulativeness, Sensation-seeking, Tough-mindedness and Practicality.
Depending on the test form, the main variables involve either seven (S1) or three (S2) subscales. The subsidiary variable Dissimulation can be regarded as an aid to interpretation, since it measures the respondent’s honesty. If a high score is obtained, the user is warned that the questionnaire is unreliable in this particular case.