Integration of the big five and circumplex approaches to trait structure.

@article{Hofstee1992IntegrationOT,
  title={Integration of the big five and circumplex approaches to trait structure.},
  author={Willem K. B. Hofstee and B. de Raad and Lewis R. Goldberg},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={146-63}
}
To integrate the 5-dimensional simple-structure and circumplex models of personality, the Abridged Big Five Dimensional Circumplex (AB5C) taxonomy of personality traits was developed, consisting of the 10 circumplexes that can be formed by pitting each of the Big Five factors against one another. The model maps facets of the Big Five dimensions as blends of 2 factors. An application to data consisting of 636 self-ratings and peer ratings on 540 personality trait adjectives yielded 34 well… CONTINUE READING