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NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI)

Author(s): Paul T Costa Jr PhD and Robert R McCrae, PhD

Publisher: PAR 1978, 1985, 1989, 1991, 2003

Version 3 available here

Purpose: To evaluate normal personality based on the 5 factor model of personality
Administration: 10-15 minutes - Individual and group
Scoring: Paper-based or NEO Software for Windows
Categories: All positions
Candidates: 17+ years of age


New observer rating forms supplement and enhance the rapid, reliable self-report information


The 60-item NEO-FFI is a shortened version of the NEO PI-R that provides a quick, reliable, and accurate measure of the five domains of adult personality. It is especially useful when time is limited and global information on personality is sufficient.

The following observer-rating versions are available:

  • NEO-FFI Form R (Adult Men) - appropriate for rating men
  • NEO-FFI Form R (Adult Women) - appropriate for rating women

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