Eysenck’s Personality Inventory (EPI) attempts to measure Extraversion-Introversion and Neuroticism-Stability. These are two common and independent personality dimensions that account for a large proportion of personality differences in people. This test is based on Hans Eysenck’s theory of personality.
Scores in Eysenck’s Personality Inventory
This simple personality test consists of 57 ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ type questions. A falsification scale is also included to test the accuracy of your responses. It measures how socially desirable you may be trying to be whilst responding. It’s a common bias in these kinds of tests.
You will obtain the following three types of scores in Eysenck’s Personality Inventory:
The ‘Extraversion score’ is out of 24 and measures how much of an extrovert you are.
The ‘Neurotic score’ is out of 24 and measures how neurotic you are.
The ‘Lie score’ is out of 9. It measures how socially desirable you are trying to be in your answers. People scoring 5 or more on this scale are probably trying to make themselves look good. You need to be totally honest with your answers.
Taking the test
You need to answer all the questions as quickly as possible. Don’t spend too much time on a single question or biases may start to creep in. Just think about what applies to you most of the time.
You will obtain the results immediately after you finish the test and click ‘Submit’. Your personal information will not be collected and your test results will not be shared with anyone. The test takes around 10 minutes to complete.
Eysenck, H. J. (1968). Eysenck personality inventory. San Diego: Educational and Industrial Testing Service.