Karolinska Scales of Personality

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Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP) is a personality test. A newer version of the test is Swedish Universities Scales of Personality.

KSP measures the personality with a 135 item questionnaire with answers on a four-point Likert scale. The answers are grouped into 15 scales:

  1. Psychic anxiety
  2. Somatic anxiety
  3. Muscular tension
  4. Psychasthenia
  5. Inhibition of aggression
  6. Detachment
  7. Impulsiveness
  8. Monotony avoidance (sensation seeking)
  9. Socialization
  10. Indirect aggression
  11. Verbal aggression
  12. Irritability
  13. Suspicion
  14. Guilt
  15. Social desirability

KSP also exists in a Spanish version.[1]

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  1. ^ Generós Ortet; Manuel Ignacio Ibáñez; Adrián Llerena; Rafael Torrubia (August 2002). "The Underlying Traits of the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP)" (PDF). European Journal of Psychological Assessment. 18 (2): 139–148. doi:10.1027/1015-5759.18.2.139.