Personality Tests

This is an interactive version of the Survey of Dictionary-based Isms (SDI-46).

Introduction: Gerard Saucier of the University of Oregon has spent much of his careerer studying political and social attitudes. He has referred to his work as the study of "isms", a reference to the fact that most words used to label political philosophies end in -ism (e.g. conservatism, neoplatonism, feminism, pessimism). In 2000, Based on a statistical analysis of responses to a survey containing 334 -ism words he sampled from the dictionary he has proposed that there are four underlying dimensions of socio-political attitudes. He developed the SDI to measure them. The SDI has gone under several revisions since then and in 2006 a new dimension was added, bringing the number of traits measured to five. His most current version, the SDI-46, was published in 2013 and is used here.

Procedure: This test consists of 46 statements that must be rated on how much you agree with them on a five point scale (1=Disagree, 3=Neutral, 3=Agree). It should take most people about five minutes to complete.

Participation: You use of this assessment should be for educational or entertainment purposes only. This is not psychological advice of any kind. Additionally, your responses to this questionnaire will be anonymously saved and possibly used for research or otherwise distributed.

  • "Public-domain measures of generalized attitude dispositions (social attitudes, ideology and worldview-beliefs)". Accessed 3 August 2014.

  • References:
  • Gerard Saucier (2013). "Isms dimensions: Toward a more comprehensive and integrative model of belief-system components". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 104.5: 921-939.