The Big Five Inventory (BFI), which is based on the classic “big five” dimensions of personality, was released into the public domain. All healthcare professionals may now use the BFI for free, and the author offers a free online scoring program. Oliver P. John, Ph.D. and V. Benet-Martinez developed the BFI in 1998, and in case you forgot, the big five consist of Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Emotional Stability, Extroversion, and Intellect or Openness. Emotional Stability was previously referred to as “neuroticism.” Check the end of this report for a link to download the PDF version, as well links to the online version and scoring program.
The test consists of 44 test items that take about 10 minutes to complete and was normed on thousands of adults. Check the online BFI manual for more details. The online scoring program is fairly easy to use with a succinct summary report of t-scores and percentages. Personality descriptions of low, medium, and high scores on each scale are provided.
Important note: Only healthcare professionals are allowed to sign up for a mandatory account required to access this personality instrument. Have your state healthcare license number handy too.