The Eysenck Personality Profiler (EPP) was developed by Professor Hans Eysenck and Dr Glenn Wilson. It is widely used in research, for clinical purposes and in consultancy. In business, it is used as a selection and appraisal tool. The Eysenck Personality Profiler (EPP) measures 21 traits of personality that are consistent with the three major dimensions of personality as defined by Professor Hans Eysenck. A Lie Scale is also included.
The 21 traits are:
- Extraversion: Activity, Sociability, Expressiveness, Assertiveness, Ambition, Dogmatism and Aggressivenes
- Neuroticism: Inferiority, Unhappiness, Anxiety, Dependence, Hypochondria, Guilt and Obsessiveness
- Psychoticism: Risk-taking, Impulsivity, Irresponsibility, Manipulativeness, Sensation-seeking, Tough-mindedness and Practicality
For an article about use of the EPP with one particular occupational group, see here
The scales are available separately or as one questionnaire to suitably qualified people. A short version of the EPP is also available.
The internet version of the EPP:
- Administers 1 - 22 scales remotely
- Scores, graphs and provides written reports
- Has a management console to compare people with each other and against an ideal
- Rank orders people against the ideal
The desktop version of the EPP:
- Administers 1 - 22 scales * Scores, graphs and provides written reports
- Offers each scale as 6, 12 and 20 items
- Provides a translation in UK and US English, Spanish and Indonesian
The paper version of the EPP:
- Available as EPP and EPP (Short)
- Available in 6, 12 and 20 item versions per scale
- Available in UK and US English, Spanish, Farsi and Indonesian
- EPP (Short): Manual and questionnaire now also available in Italian
- Each scale is also available separately as 20 items
For a list of most academic EPP references, see here. Do note that there are many other references in the literature about the EPP.