Openness versus intellect: A lexical left turn
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Special Issue: The Fifth of the Big Five
Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 273–290, November 1994
How to Cite
Trapnell, P. D. (1994), Openness versus intellect: A lexical left turn. Eur. J. Pers., 8: 273–290. doi: 10.1002/per.2410080405
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 JUN 1994
In a recent article, Saucier (1992) disputed McCrae's (1990) view that lexically defined Intellect differs in fundamental ways from questionnaire-defined Openness to Experience, and that these differences are due to lexical underrepresentation of some openness facets. A re-analysis of Saucier's (1992) lexical data and questionnaire ‘Factor V’ from three samples are presented, which calls into question Saucier's conclusion that the Openness-against-Intellect debate may be ‘much ado about nothing’. Two facets of incommensurability are identified between Intellect and Openness variants of Factor V: competency and liberalism.