NEO-FFI vs. NEO-FFI-3: What’s the difference?

NEO-FFI-3 measures the “Big 5” personality traits (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness), comprises 60 items and is designed to take 10 to 15 minutes to complete; by contrast, the NEO-PI-3 takes 45 to 60 minutes to complete.

What is the Neo-FFI-3?

The NEO-FFI-3 is a 60-item version of the NEO-PI-3 that provides a quick, reliable, and accurate measure of the five domains of personality (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness). All updates made in the NEO-PI-3 are reflected in this instrument.

What is the difference between NEO PI-R and NEO-PI 3?

The improved readability of the NEO PI-3 compared to the NEO PI-R allowed the newer measure to be used with younger populations and adults with lower educational levels. Additionally, with the replacement of the 37 items, the psychometric properties of the NEO PI-3 were slightly improved over the NEO PI-R.

What is the NEO Personality Inventory 3 used for?

The NEO-PI-3 was designed to provide a general description of normal personality relevant to clinical, counseling, and educational situations. Recent updates include 37 revised items that are easier to read and are appropriate for younger respondents or adults with lower education levels.

What does Neo FFI stand for?


Acronym Definition
NEO-FFI Neuroticism-Extraversion-Openness Five-Factor Inventory (personality model)

Who gave Neo FFI?

Costa and McCrae

The two most commonly used NEO inventories are the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) and the NEO-Five- Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) developed by Costa and McCrae (1992).

Who developed Neo FFI 3?

Costa and McCrae

These are the two operational tools for the FFM. The Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) and the NEO-Five- Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) developed by Costa and McCrae (1992) are the two most commonly used NEO inventories.

Is the NEO-PI 3 reliable?

The literature suggests that overall, the psychometric properties of NEO-PI-3 scales have been found to generalize across ages, cultures, and methods of measurement. In accord with this, the results of the current study confirm the reliability of the Greek translation and adaptation of the NEO-PI-3.

What does Neo measure?

The NEO Personality Inventory is a 240-item measurement that is designed to assess personality in the domains of neuroticism, extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, and agreeableness (also referred to as the “Big Five Personality Factors”).

Who can administer NEO-PI?


The NEO PI-R is self-administered and is available in two parallel versions. Each version contains 240 items and 3 validity items, and requires a 6th grade reading level. Form S, designed for self-reports, is appropriate for use with adult men and women, including individuals of college age.

Who came up with neuroticism?

German psychologist Hans Eysenck popularized the term neuroticism in the 1950s by including it as a key scale in his popular personality inventory.

Is the term neurosis still used?

Neurosis is no longer used as a diagnosed, and neuroses are now diagnosed as depressive or anxiety disorders. Although disused, the neurosis diagnosis is important for understanding how psychological disorders are treated today.

Can neurosis be cured?

It’s not something you can cure, but you can reduce neurotic behaviors by learning and managing your triggers and developing healthy ways to cope with daily stress.