Raw data from online personality tests

For general public edification the data collected through the personality tests on this website is dumped here. All data is anonymous. Users were informed at the beginning of the test that their answers would be used for research and were asked to confirm that their answers were accurate and suitable for research upon completion (those that did not have been removed from these datasets).

In a comparison, the quality of this data is equal to or better than data from Amazon Mechanical Turk. See A quality comparison of data collected on this website to data collected on Amazon Mechanical Turk.

The downloadables are .zip files each containing a .csv file with the data (open with Open Office Calc, or Microsoft Office Excel) and a .txt codebook.

Updated Description Variables n Download
5/14/2014 Answers to Cattell's 16 Personality Factors Test with items from the IPIP. 163 likert rated items, gender, age, country and accuracy. 49159 16PF
9/6/2012 Answers to the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, constructed with the version from Raskin and Terry (1988). 40 multiple choice, gender, age, time elapsed 11243 NPI
6/18/2012 Answers to the Machivallianism Test, a version of the MACH-IV from Christie and Geis (1970). 20 likert rated items, gender, age, time elapsed 13156 MACH2
5/18/2014 Answers to the Big Five Personality Test, constructed with items from the International Personality Item Pool. 50 likert rated statements, gender, age, race, native language, country 19719 BIG5
7/22/2012 Answers to the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale, from Taylor (1953). 50 true false statements, gender, age 5410 TMA
9/6/2012 Answers to the Humor Styles Questionnaire, from Martin et. al. (2003). 32 likert rated items, gender, age, self-rated accuracy 1071 HSQ
7/16/2012 Answers to the Empathizing-Systemizing Test, a combined version of Simon Baron-Cohen's empathizing and systemizing quotients. 120 likert rated items, gender, age, self-rated accuracy 13256 EQSQ
12/12/2018 Answers to the Holland Code (RIASEC) Test, constructed with public domain items from the Interest Item Pool. 48 likert rated statements, 30+ demographic and personality variables 145,828 RIASEC_data12Dec2018.zip
7/16/2012 Answers to the Sexual Compulsivity Scale from Kalichman and Rompa (1995). 10 likert rated statements, gender, age 3376 SCS
7/18/2012 Answers to the IPIP Assertiveness, Social confidence, Adventurousness, and Dominance scales used as part of an experimental personality test. 40 likert rated items, gender, age 1005 AS+SC+AD+DO
2/15/2014 Answers to the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. 10 scale rated items, gender, age, country 47974 RSE
5/25/2012 Answers to an experimental IQ Test previously offered on this website. 25 questions/answers, age, gender. 400 IQ1
5/25/2012 Answers to a sentence completion survey appended to the Holland Code and big five personality tests; at completion of either test takers were solicited to participate (most did). 6 incomplete sentence responses, gender, age, and big five or RIASEC traits. 1425 SENTANCES1
1/3/2018 Answers to the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale. 36 likert rated items, gender, age, county. 51,492 ECR-data-1March2018.zip
9/26/2012 Answers to the Consideration of Future Consequences Scale. 12 likert rated items, gender, age, country, self-rated accuracy. 15035 CFCS
8/7/2012 Answers to the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills from Baer, Smith and Allen (2004). 39 likert rated items, gender, age. 601 KIMS
9/18/2014 Answers to the Multidimensional Sexual Self-Concept Questionnaire. 100 likert rated items, gender, age 17685 MSSCQ
8/8/2013 Answers to the Woodworth Psychoneurotic Inventory. 116 yes/no questions, gender, age and country. 6019 WPI
12/8/2013 Answers to the Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale and The Dirty Dozen. 22 scale rated items, gender, age, accuracy and country. 53981 HSNS+DD
3/8/2014 Answers to the Short Dark Triad by Paulhus and Jones (2011). 27 scale rated items and country. 18192 SD3
4/21/2014 Answers to the Feminist Perspectives Scale, from Henley, N.; Meng, K.; O'Brien, D.; McCarthy, W.; Sockloskie, R. (1998). "Developing a Scale to Measure the Diversity of Feminist Attitudes". Psychology of Women Quarterly, 22(2), 317-348. 60 scale rated items, gender, age, country. 13477 FPS
5/21/2014 Answers to the Wagner Preference Inventory, from Wagner, Rudolph F., and Kelly A. Wells. "A refined neurobehavioral inventory of hemispheric preference." Journal of clinical psychology 41.5 (1985): 671-676. 12 multiple choice questions, country 13,502 Wagner
5/23/2014 A user generated corpus of personality test items from a short survey were users prompted to generate descriptions of what was unqiue about their personality. 3 free response, age, gender, native language, country 2,722 itemsgen
6/21/2014 Answers to the IPIP HEXACO equivalent scales. 240 scale rated items, country 22,786 HEXACO
9/18/2014 Answers to the Exposure Based Face Memory Test. 75 objective questions, ~20 demographic and personality variables 1,769 EBFMT
8/24/2018 Answers to the Open Sex Role Inventory. 44 items, ~10 demographic variables 209,618 OSRI_data_Aug2018.zip
3/17/2015 Answers to Duckworth's Grit scale (Duckworth et al., 2007) appended to the IPIP big five scales. 62 items, 13 item vocabulary checklist, ~20 demographic variables 4,270 duckworth-grit-scale-data
8/17/2016 Answers to Bob Altemeyer's Right-wing Authoritarianism Scale. 22 items on the main scale, 30+ other survey questions 9,881 RWAS
1/16/2016 Answers to the Open Hemispheric Brain Dominance Scale. 20 scale rated items 29,544 OHBDS-data.zip
2/19/2016 Answers to the Nerdy Personality Attributes Scale. 26 scale rated items, 30+ misc variables 1,418 NPAS-data.zip
10/23/2016 Answers to the Generic Conspiracist Beliefs Scale. 15 scale rated items, 30+ misc variables 2,495 GCBS.zip
11/27/2017 Answers to the Artistic Preferences Scale. 30 scale rated items, 30+ misc variables 1,515 APS-data-27November2017.zip
3/13/2018 Answers to the Vocabulary IQ Test. 45 vocab questions, 30+ personality and demographic items 12,173 VIQT_data.zip
8/14/2018 Answers to the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales. 42 DASS items, 30+ personality and demographic items 27,835 DASS_data_13.08.18.zip
11/8/2018 Answers to the IPIP Big Five Factor Markers. 50 items, and technical information 1,015,342 IPIP-FFM-data-8Nov2018.zip
11/14/2018 Answers to the Nature Relatedness Scale. 6 items, 30+ demographic questions 1,523 NR6-data-14Nov2018.zip


Examples of how this data has been used:

  • Hirschfeld, Gerrit, Ruth von Brachel, and Meinald T. Thielsch. "Selecting items for Big Five questionnaires: At what sample size do factor loadings stabilize?." Journal of Research in Personality (2014).
  • LaHuis, D. M., Barnes, T., Hakoyama, S., Blackmore, C., & Hartman, M. J. (2017). Measuring traitedness with person reliabilities parameters. Personality and Individual Differences, 109, 111-116.
  • van Tilburg, W. A. (2019). It's not unusual to be unusual (or: A different take on multivariate distributions of personality). Personality and Individual Differences, 139, 175-180.


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