Effects of the multi-dimensional composition of extraversion on "faking bad" on the Eysenck Personality Inventory

Nicholas F. Skinner1
1King's College, United Kingdom
Cite this article:  Skinner, N. F. (1973). Effects of the multi-dimensional composition of extraversion on "faking bad" on the Eysenck Personality Inventory. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 1(1), 29-32.

Volume 1 Issue 1 | e24 | Published: February 1973 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1973.1.1.29

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Compared with scores obtained under standard directions, instructions to fake an “awful personality” on the Eysenck Personality Inventory produced significant increases in neuroticism and extraversion. An explanation for the unexpected increase in extraversion in terms of the multifactor composition of the E scale is discussed.
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