Stability and change in personality assessment: the revised NEO Personality Inventory in the year 2000

J Pers Assess. 1997 Feb;68(1):86-94. doi: 10.1207/s15327752jpa6801_7.


The Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) consists of 30 facet scales that define the broad domains of the Five-Factor Model of personality. No major revisions of the basic model are anticipated in the near future. Despite their popularity, social desirability and inconsistency scales will not be added to the NEO-PI-R because their validity and utility have not yet been demonstrated. Among possible changes are minor modifications in wording and more extensive adaptations for adolescents and for populations with low reading levels. Contextualized (e.g., work-related) versions of the instrument will be further explored. Many changes are more easily implemented on the computer than the print version of the instrument.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Educational Status
  • Extraversion, Psychological
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Models, Psychological
  • Neurotic Disorders / psychology
  • Personality Inventory / standards*
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Social Desirability
  • Software