Comrey Personality Scale (CPS)

The Comrey Personality Scale (CPS) is a comprehensive, multidimensional personality assessment. This assessment can be used for educational and career planning, and has been significantly correlated with job performance when used as a tool for employee placement. The CPS includes scales that closely align with the Big Five personality test and includes additional personality traits.


  • Norm referenced for U.S. college and adult
  • Approximately 30 – 45 minutes administration time
  • 180 items (also available in short form of 100 items)
  • Scoring Options:
    • Hand-scoring using the Hand-Scoring Instructions
    • Validity check for insufficient effort responses


Validity Check

Higher scores are suggestive of an invalid record.

Response Bias

High scores indicate a tendency to answer questions in a socially desirable way, making the respondent look like a “nice” person.

Trust vs. Defensiveness

High scores indicate a belief in the basic honesty, trustworthiness, and good intentions of other people. (Openness)

Orderliness vs. Lack of Compulsion

Higher scores are characteristic of careful, meticulous, orderly, and highly organized individuals.

Social Conformity vs. Rebelliousness

Individuals with high scores accept society as it is, resent nonconformity in others, seek the approval of society, and respect the law. (Conscientiousness)

Activity vs. Lack of Energy

High scoring individuals have a great deal of energy and endurance, work hard, and strive to excel.

Emotional Stability vs. Neuroticism

High-scoring people are free of depression, optimistic, relaxed, stable in mood, and confident. (Neuroticism)

Extraversion vs. Introversion

High-scoring individuals meet people easily, seek new friends, feel comfortable with strangers, and do not suffer from stage fright. (Extraversion)

Mental Toughness vs. Sensitivity

High-scoring individuals tend to be rather tough-minded people who do not cry easily.

Empathy vs. Egocentrism

High-scoring individuals describe themselves as helpful, generous, sympathetic people who are interested in devoting their lives to the service of others. (Agreeableness)


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