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1. 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.

2. Free. This online HEXACO personality test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your personality test scores in the HEXACO model of personality.

3. 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, as inspired by the research of Michael C. Ashton, Ph.D. and Kibeom Lee, Ph.D.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online personality test are certified in the use of various personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing.

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HEXACO Personality Test

Based on the work of Michael C. Ashton, Ph.D. and Kibeom Lee, Ph.D.

The “Big Five” personality test is considered to be the gold standard in science. However, based on statistical analysis of the data, some researchers argue that the Big Five should be expanded to include a sixth trait (Honesty-Humility), so that the Big Five becomes the “Big Six” or HEXACO model of personality.

Although the HEXACO model is receiving growing support from scientists, the necessity of this sixth trait is still a matter of debate. While several studies have found support for the HEXACO model, its popularity within the scientific community is still far from universal. Both the Big Five and the HEXACO frameworks offer a strong scientific basis for examining individual differences and personality.

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I prefer working alone to working in groups.

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The IDR-B6-H© is the property of IDR Labs International. The IDR-B6-H© is not the equivalent of any instruments authored by Michael C. Ashton, Ph.D. and Kibeom Lee, Ph.D.

The IDR-B6-H© was compiled on the basis of peer-reviewed journal articles not previously utilized for HEXACO personality testing research on IDRLabs.com. These papers include Ashton & Lee: The H Factor of Personality Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2012); Bourdage, Lee, Ashton & Perry: Big Five and HEXACO Model Personality Correlates of Sexuality Personality and Individual Differences, 43 (2007); Liu, Ludeke, & Zettler: Assumed Similarity in Personality within Intimate Relationships Wiley Personal Relationships 2017; Liu, Ludeke, Haubrich, Gondan-Rochon & Zettler: Similar to and/or Better than Oneself? Singles’ Ideal Partner Personality Descriptions European Journal of Personality, 32 (2018). Unique among free-only HEXACO personality tests, this test will also give you your HEXACO dark side, as well as your HEXACO sociosexual variables.

Although all are designed to measure the Big Six (or HEXACO) traits, the IDR-B6-H© 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-B6-H© 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 “Big Six” HEXACO 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.