NEO Five-Factor Inventory

Helps understand an individual’s basic emotional, interpersonal, experiential, attitudinal, and motivational styles.

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This shortened version of the NEO PI-R™ provides a quick, reliable, and accurate measure of the five domains of adult (ages 17 years and older) personality. It is especially useful when time is limited and global information on personality is considered sufficient.

Now, the NEO-FFI offers observer-rating versions of the instrument NEO-FFI Form R (Adult Men) and NEO-FFI Form R (Adult Women). A self-report version for college students, the NEO-FFI Form S (College Age), also is available. All NEO-FFI scoring profiles have a new combined gender profile grid for plotting T scores, thereby supplementing the existing male and female grids.

These enhancements to the NEO-FFI, coupled with the self-report information from the NEO-FFI Form S, give you the necessary tools you need to create and carry out comprehensive treatment plans. A brief supplement (Materials Update) directs you to the appropriate location in the NEO PI-R Professional Manual for psychometric and technical information about the NEO-FFI additions.

The NEO-FFI can help you understand an individual’s basic emotional, interpersonal, experiential, attitudinal, and motivational styles. It also can help you quickly develop rapport with the examinee, provide meaningful feedback and insight that will help your client develop a greater self-understanding, enable you to anticipate the course of therapy, and help you select the optimal treatment based on his or her personality.

• Sixty items are rated on a 5-point scale.
• Administration takes as little as 10-15 minutes; calculation of raw
scores takes only 1-2 minutes.
• rofile grids for plotting T-score profiles.
• Correlations of .77-.92 for the NEO-FFI Form S and .88-.94 for the NEO-
FFI Form R with the NEO PI-R domain scales.
• Internal consistency values range from .68 to .86 for the NEO-FFI Form S
and .76 to .90 for the NEO-FFI Form R.
• Use Your NEO Summary Feedback Sheets to provide information to your
clients about their scores (Form S only).
• The NEO PI-R Professional Manual provides information on NEO-FFI test
development and use, as well as validation data and norms for male and
female adults.

A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: clinical psychology, medicine, neurology, neuropsychology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physicians’ assistants, psychiatry, school psychology, social work, speech-language pathology; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments.

Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected “B” and “C” level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products.

If you are purchasing the NEO-FFI for the first time, we recommend ordering the NEO PI-R Professional Manual.

Qualification Level B:

Tests may be purchased by individuals with:

A Master’s degree in psychology, education, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, social work, or in a field closely related to the intended use of the assessment, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.


Certification by or full active membership in a professional organization such as the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrics and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), or other North American organizations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the American Counselling Association (ACA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment.


A degree or license to practice in the healthcare or allied healthcare field.


Formal, supervised mental health, speech/language, occupational therapy, and/or educational training specific to assessing children, or in infant and child development, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.

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