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. These datasets have been used in 25+ high quality published papers (and many more dubious quality ones); see a list here.

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.

Character description dataset

The dataset of rated character descriptions is one of the best for educational uses. Because of its complexity it has its own index page at https://openpsychometrics.org/tests/characters/data/.

Other datasets

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
3/26/2019 Answers to the Machivallianism Test, a version of the MACH-IV from Christie and Geis (1970). 20 likert rated items, 30+ additional demographic/other items 73,489 MACH_data
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
12/28/2018 Answers to the Multifactor General Knowledge Test. 32 questions (5 correct answers each, so equivalent to ~160 questions in total), gender, age, native language, country 19,218 MGKT_data
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
4/17/2019 Data from the develoment of the Open Sex Role Inventory. 44 items, ~10 demographic variables 318,573 OSRI44_dev_data.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
12/16/2018 Answers to the Nerdy Personality Attributes Scale. 26 scale rated items, 30+ misc variables 25,459 NPAS-data-16December2018.zip
10/23/2016 Answers to the Generic Conspiracist Beliefs Scale. 15 scale rated items, 30+ misc variables 2,495 GCBS.zip
1/1/2019 Answers to the Artistic Preferences Scale. 30 scale rated items, 30+ misc variables 18,575 APS_data
1/1/2019 Data from the Development of the Artistic Preferences Scale. 75 scale rated items (over ~30 different versions), ~5 misc variables 63,114 APS_dev_data
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 39,775 DASS_data_21.02.19.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
22/Feb/2018 Answers to the Nature Relatedness Scale. 6 items, 30+ demographic questions 2,251 NR-6-data-OSPP2024.zip
11/14/2018 A survey asking respondents to generate random numbers in certain ranges attached to the Big Five Personality Test. 20 random numbers, 50 personality items 1,369 randomnumber.zip
1/20/2019 Answers to the Nonverbal Immediacy Scale. 26 items, 30+ demographic questions 151,864 NIS_data.zip
3/8/2019 Answers to an alpha version of the Full Scale IQ Test. 3,194 FSIQ_0.1_data.zip
12/4/2019 Answers to the Protestant Work Ethic Scale. 19 likert scale questions, 30+ demographic/general variables 1,350 PWE_data.zip
6/20/2019 Answers to the Fisher Temperament Inventory. 56 personality items, 30+ demographic/research variables 4,967 FTI-data.zip
6/27/2019 Data collected during the Development of the Firstborn Personality Scale. 76 personality items, gender, age, native language, birth order 41,842 FBPS-ValidationData.zip
8/19/2019 Data collected during the Development of the Multidimensional Introversion-Extraversion Scales. 91 personality items, gender, age, native language, self reported introvert-extrovert identity 7,188 MIES_Dev_Data.zip
11/2/2019 Data collected with the Analog to Multiple Broadband Inventories. 181 likert rated items 2,017 AMBI_data_Dec2019.zip
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