Thanks to Deirdre Flavin for drawing the nonverbal items and to Kaarina Kailo for translating the Personality Research Form and other materials into Finnish. This research was supported by the Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada Research Grants 410-87-0577 and 410-89-0479 to Sampo V. Paunonen and 411-88-0012 to Douglas N. Jackson.
The Structured Nonverbal Assessment of Personality
Version of Record online: 28 APR 2006
Journal of Personality
Volume 58, Issue 3, pages 481–502, September 1990
How to Cite
Paunonen, S. V., Jackson, D. N. and Keinonen, M. (1990), The Structured Nonverbal Assessment of Personality. Journal of Personality, 58: 481–502. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.1990.tb00239.x
- Issue online: 28 APR 2006
- Version of Record online: 28 APR 2006
- Manuscript received May 1, 1989; revised September 19, 1989.
ABSTRACT This article describes the development of a structured nonverbal measure of personality based on Murray's (1938) system of needs. The items of the Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire consist of line drawings of a central figure performing trait-relevant behaviors in specific situations; respondents are asked to indicate the likelihood of engaging in similar behaviors. The nonverbal form was administered to three Canadian samples of respondents and one Finnish sample. Reliability and validity data for the initial item pool and for a revised form are reported. The utility of the nonverbal inventory for cross-cultural and theoretical work in personality is discussed.