Analog to Multiple Broadband Inventories, AMBI
While academic personality psychology settled on the Big Five model, there are a large number of competing personality inventories in the market. These inventories have a lot of overlap in the concepts they measure and the questions they use, but each organizes their results in different ways. Given this overlap it is possible to score different scales from the same set of items. The Analog to Multiple Broadband Inventories (AMBI) was created in 2010 by Tal Yarkoni as a demonstration of how this could be done.
The 8 inventories the AMBI mimics are these:
- NEO PI-R Personality Inventory
- HEXACO-PI-R Inventory
- Temperament and Character Inventory, TCI
- Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire, MPQ
- California Psychological Inventory, CPI
- Hogan Personality Inventory, HPI
- Jackson Personality Inventory, JPI-R
- Six Factor Personality Questionnaire, SFPQ
The original 8 inventories contain a total of 2,019 questions. The AMBI produces scores that are substantially equivalent to all the original scales using only 181. The average scale in these inventories are reproduces by the AMBI with 72% similarity.
- Multi-Construct IPIP Inventories // ipip.ori.org
- Tal Yarkoni. The abbreviation of personality, or how to measure 200 personality scales with 200 items // Journal of Research in Personality, 2010. 44