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NEO Personality Inventory-3 (NEO PI-3)

The NEO-PI-3 is a revision of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R™), the standard questionnaire of the FFM. It is a concise measure of the five major domains of personality and the six facets that define each domain:

  • Neuroticism
  • Extraversion
  • Openness
  • Agreeableness
  • Conscientiousness

Taken together, the five domain scales and the 30 facet scales facilitate a comprehensive and detailed assessment of general personality. Its age range has been extended downward, making it appropriate for use with adolescents as young as 12 years. The NEO-PI-3 retains the reliability and validity of the NEO PI-R and features new normative data. Thirty-eight items from the NEO PI-R have been revised or edited to lower the reading level and make the instrument more appropriate for younger examinees or adults with lower educational levels.

The two-part carbonless Hand-Scorable Answer Sheet, usable with either Form S (for self-reports) or Form R (for observer reports), eliminates the need for separate scoring keys or templates. The NEO-PI-3 also can be scored and/or administered electronically using the NEO Software System™.

What's New in the NEO Inventories?

  • A new Professional Manual addresses the NEO-PI-3 and NEO-FFI-3 as well as the NEO PI-R.
  • The NEO-PI-3 includes a downward extension to age 12, making it appropriate for use with adolescents.
  • Items have been revised or edited to make them easier to read and more appropriate for younger examinees.
  • Separate adolescent (12-20 years) and adult (21 years and older) norms are now available.
  • Profile Forms have been made larger and more user-friendly. A separate Profile Form for combined-sex norms is now available; previously, this was available only in the NEO Software System.
  • New! The NEO Problems in Living Checklist offers additional information about NEO Inventories results and aids clinicians in planning treatment and assessing progress. Spotlighting particular problems individuals may be facing depending on their test outcomes, it is excellent for providing information about client problems, setting goals, and planning interventions.
  • New! The NEO Style Graph Booklet provides an innovative way to provide feedback to respondents based on their NEO profiles. Each graph shows clients how their particular FFM domain results interact with each other and form different areas of their personality. It is helpful in occupational and clinical settings.
  • The Your NEO Summary feedback sheet enables you to give clients a summary of their NEO performance.
  • New! The NEO Job Profiler helps make hiring decisions by weighing candidate's traits against the qualities needed for success in a given position.


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Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.
35 – 45 minutes (untimed)

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Product code Product title Price
8262PIM NEO Inventories Manual: NEO PI-3, NEO PI-R and NEO FFI-3 $195.00
8262PIA NEO PI-3: Adult Comprehensive Kit $790.00
8262PIB NEO PI-3: Adolescent Comprehensive Kit $790.00
8261SUM Your NEO Summary Feedback Sheets (pk25) $90.00
82623RFR NEO PI-3: Reusable Form R Item Booklets (pk10) $115.00
82623RFS NEO PI-3: Reusable Form S Item Booklets (pk10) $115.00
82623HAS NEO PI-3: Hand-Scorable Answer Sheets (pk25) $155.00
82623RAP NEO PI-3: Form R Adult Profile Forms (pk25) $120.00
82623SAP NEO PI-3: Form S Adult Profile Forms (pk25) $120.00
82623ACP NEO PI-3: Adult Combined-Gender Profile Forms (S/R) (pk25) $120.00
82623RBP NEO PI-3: Form R Adolescent Profile Forms (pk25) $120.00
82623SFP NEO PI-3: Form S Adolescent Profile Forms (pk25) $120.00
82623BCF NEO PI-3: Adolescent Combined-Gender Profile Forms (Pk 25) $120.00