16PF

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'16PF' means the 16 Personality Factor Model, or a related questionnaire.

The 16PF Model identifies one from 16 'primary factors' to describe people's most influential personality trait.


The primary personality traits are:

Warmth, reasoning, emotional stability, dominance, liveliness, rule-consciousness, social boldness, sensitivity, vigilance, abstractedness, privateness, apprehension, openness to change, self-reliance, perfectionism and tension.


The originator of 16PF was Raymond B Cattell, who published an early version of his questionnaire in 1949.


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