The HEXACO Personality Inventory Case Study

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Introduction The history of personality testing dates back to ancient times. Humans have tried to explain behavior by grouping personality into specific types (Ashton & Lee, 2013). Personality evaluations have been developed to describe aspects that are stable all through a persons life span (Ashton & Lee, 2013). They show an individual's natural way of behaving, thinking and feeling. The HEXACO Personality Inventory (Ashton & Lee, 2013) measure the six dimensions of personality that were found in conducted research about personality throughout various cultures. These dimensions are Honesty/Humility, Emotionality, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness and Openness to Experience. Each dimension contains four facet-level scales that measure narrow personality traits with a total of 200 items (Ashton & Lee, 2009). Each item contains five answer possibilities where 1= 'I strongly disagree' , and 5 = 'I strongly agree'' (Ashton & Lee, 2009). The HEXACO-P-I provides information about the position of one individual compared to another individual in regard to the six personality dimensions. The HEXACO P-I is operationalized as a self-and…show more content…
Traits in this domain describe differences in sincerity, honesty, faithfullness/loyalty, modesty, fair-mindedness versus the traits; deceitful, greedy, pretentious, hypocritical, bragging and pompous (Ashton & Lee, 2009). The honesty-humility domain contains four facet-levels scales. The sincerity scale measures the tendency to be sincere in regards to relationships with others whereas the fairness scale asses the tendency to avoid corruption and fraud (Ashton & Lee, 2009). The other two scales are the Greed-avoidance and the modesty scale. The Greed-avoidance scale measures your lack of interest regarding riches, luxury and acquiring a high social status whereas the modesty scale asses your politeness and the extent to which you don't just assume things(Ashton & Lee,

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