The Big Five Inventory

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The Big Five Inventory (BFI) is a self-report inventory designed to measure the Big Five dimensions. It is quite brief for a multidimensional personality inventory (44 items total), and consists of short phrases with relatively accessible vocabulary.


To learn more about the BFI, click [here]


Where do I get the Big Five Inventory (BFI)?
If you are interested in taking the BFI yourself, please visit this website, where you can take an online version of the scale that gives you instant feedback.


If you are interested in using the BFI for commercial purposes, please submit a request to At this time, the BFI is for non-commercial uses only.


If you are interested in using the BFI for research purposes, please complete the following form. We are trying to create a database for BFI users of publications, relevant findings, and translations of the BFI in an effort to make the scale more useful for users. Thus, before downloading a copy of the BFI and the scoring instructions, please complete a short survey to let us know a little more about who you are and why you want to use the measure. All information will be kept strictly confidential.


Your name:
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If you plan on translating the BFI, please list the language(s) here:
In the space provided, describe what you want to use the BFI for. If you are using the measure for research purposes, please give a brief description of what your project involves: