More than the Big Five: Egoism and the HEXACO model of personality
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 23, Issue 8, pages 635–654, December 2009
How to Cite
de Vries, R. E., de Vries, A., de Hoogh, A. and Feij, J. (2009), More than the Big Five: Egoism and the HEXACO model of personality. Eur. J. Pers., 23: 635–654. doi: 10.1002/per.733
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 11 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Received: 11 DEC 2008
- Big Five;
- personality structure
Egoism is a personality trait that is associated with self-enriching and self-centred behaviours. Research has suggested that egoism lies beyond the Big Five personality factors. Recently, the HEXACO model of personality has been proposed as an alternative to the Big Five model. In three studies, the relation between the HEXACO Personality Inventory and egoism, conceptualized using three different questionnaires (DPQ Egoism, SPI Egotism and the Egoism Scale), is investigated. In all three studies, the HEXACO Honesty–Humility factor scale was the most important predictor of egoism. Additionally, in two studies in which FFM measures were used, the HEXACO Personality Inventory explained more variance in egoism than did the FFPI (Study 2) and the NEO-PI-R (Study 3). Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.