A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many facets of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality.

The HEXACO Model of Personality Structure

The HEXACO model of personality structure

By the 1990s, many personality researchers had reached a consensus that the domain of personality variation was best summarized in terms of five broad and roughly independent dimensions known as the Big Five factors. These dimensions were discovered in investigations of English-language personality-descriptive adjectives, and were later popularized via the Five-Factor Model of personality structure and its associated questionnaire instruments.

In recent years, however, there has emerged much new evidence suggesting an alternative representation of personality structure. This newer framework, which we have called the HEXACO model, consists of six rather than five dimensions. Three of the six HEXACO factors have close counterparts in the Big Five or Five-Factor Model (B5/FFM), whereas the other three ...

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