About the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire

The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, also referred to as the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI), is a personality test that is often used as an employment tool. HR professionals use it to correlate test results to job satisfaction.

The EPI has two forms. The standard form contains 100 questions that typically take 30 minutes to complete. The short form contains 57 questions and takes about 15 minutes to complete.


The EPI Dimensions

The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire assesses the personality traits of a person through three dimensions: Extraverts/Introverts; Stable/Unstable; and Psychoticism.

  • Stable Extraverted traits are being sociable, outgoing, talkative, responsive, easygoing, lively, carefree, and showing leadership.
  • Stable Introverted traits are being passive, careful, thoughtful, peaceful, controlled, reliable, even-tempered, and calm.
  • Unstable Introverted traits are being moody, anxious, rigid, sober, pessimistic, reserved, unsociable, and quiet.
  • Unstable Extraverted traits are being touchy, restless, aggressive, excitable, changeable, impulsive, optimistic, and active.

The questions on the EPI will reflect the traits listed above. To ensure you receive the results you need for a job, you must prepare for the test.


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