What Can We Learn from the Discussion of Personality Questionnaires for the Construction of Temperament Inventories?

  • Alois Angleitner
  • Rainer Riemann
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


The intention of this chapter is to analyze common and distinct procedures and problems that are prevalent in the construction and use of temperament and personality questionnaires. We start from the assumption that meaningful differences exist between the concepts of personality and temperament, and outline some consequences of these differences for the generation of questionnaire items and the subsequent item-selection process. The main focus of this chapter is the assessment of temperament in adults.


Item Content Personality Questionnaire Personality Scale Temperament Trait Ability Conception 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alois Angleitner
    • 1
  • Rainer Riemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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