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Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online Dark HEXACO test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores in relation to the dark side of the HEXACO system of personality, which is a proposed innovation on the Big Five.

2. HEXACO Dark Side. While there are other HEXACO personality tests in existence, ours is one of the comparatively few tests to link the respondent's HEXACO scores to a framework of dark side personality descriptions.

3. Based on peer-reviewed research. The present test was crafted on the basis of peer-reviewed research, as published in notable scientific journals by Michael C. Ashton, Ph.D. and Kibeom Lee, Ph.D.

4. High validity and reliability. There is strong scientific evidence that the HEXACO model is solid, and it is at the forefront of scientific personality testing.

5. Made with the aid of professionals. The present test has been made with the input of researchers who work professionally in political science and political analysis.

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Dark HEXACO Test

The HEXACO test is a proposed innovation of the scientific Big Five system of personality. This shortened version of the standard HEXACO test focuses on a person’s dark side, as proposed by Michael C. Ashton, Ph.D. and Kibeom Lee, Ph.D.

What is your HEXACO dark side? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 24

People have often told me that I have a lively imagination.

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The IDR-HDS© is the property of IDR Labs International. The IDR-HDS© is not the equivalent of any instruments authored by Michael C. Ashton, Ph.D. and Kibeom Lee, Ph.D.

The IDR-HDS© was compiled on the basis of peer-reviewed journal articles. These papers include Ashton & Lee: The H Factor of Personality, Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2012), and Bourdage, Lee, Ashton & Perry: Big Five and HEXACO Model Personality Correlates of Sexuality Personality and Individual Differences, 43 (2007). As a special feature among free online HEXACO personality tests, this test will give you your HEXACO dark side.

The Big Five, or Five Factor Model (FFM), is the gold standard in social science, and is at the forefront of scientific personality testing. There is strong scientific evidence that the Big Five is solid, valid, and reliable. The HEXACO system of personality is a research-based proposed innovation of the Big Five as derived by statistical inference; the five top level traits of openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism are combined with the sixth factor of Honesty-Humility to constitute the “Big Six” in the HEXACO system.

Although all are designed to measure the Big Six (or HEXACO) traits, the IDR-HDS© should not be confused with any instruments authored by Michael C. Ashton, Ph.D. or Kibeom Lee, Ph.D. However, all are personality tests (or inventories) for measuring traits within the Big Six, or HEXACO, system of personality. The IDR-HDS© is the property of IDR Labs International. The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing. The results of our online HEXACO Dark Side personality test are provided "as-is", and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online personality test, please consult our Terms of Service.