Neurotic Personality Questionnaire KON-2006

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The Neurotic Personality Questionnaire KON-2006 is a psychometric tool used for diagnosing personality dysfunctions that contribute to the development of neurotic disorders. The use of the questionnaire may facilitate the diagnosis of neurotic disorder, as well as make it easier to differentiate between neurotic and pseudoneurotic syndromes, e.g. reaction to stress. Moreover, the questionnaire enables evaluation of changes occurring in the course of treatment.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

The questionnaire has been created by Jerzy W. Aleksandrowicz, Katarzyna Klasa, Jerzy A. Sobański and Dorota Stolarska in the Department of Psychotherapy of the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Kraków, Poland.[1][2][3]

The content of the questionnaire[edit]

The questionnaire consists of 243 items that require positive or negative answer. They determine the values of 24 scales that describe areas related to the development of neurotic disorders, as well as the value of X-KON index that describes the global intensity of neurotic personality. Currently, only the Polish and Ukrainian versions of KON-2006 are available, however a number of studies based on the tool has been published in English.[1][2][3][11]


The following working (approximate) names were given to KON-2006 scales:[1][2][3]

  1. Feeling of being dependent on the environment
  2. Asthenia
  3. Negative self-esteem
  4. Impulsiveness
  5. Difficulties with decision making
  6. Sense of alienation
  7. Demobilization
  8. Tendency to take risks
  9. Difficulties in emotional relations
  10. Lack of vitality
  11. Conviction of own resourcelessness in life
  12. Sense of lack of control
  13. Deficit in internal locus of control
  14. Imagination. indulging in fiction
  15. Sense of guilt
  16. Difficulties in interpersonal relations
  17. Envy
  18. Narcissistic attitude
  19. Sense of being in danger
  20. Exaltation
  21. Irrationality
  22. Meticulousness
  23. Ponderings
  24. Sense of being overloaded

Methodology of the questionnaire creation[edit]

Search for and selection of items that were used for the creation of the KON-2006 questionnaire were based on empirical methods. Analysis of usefulness of 779 items was conducted (including items drawn from scales belonging to various personality and temperament inventories e.g. 16PF, MMPI, PTS, TTS, IPIP, TCI). Clarity, explicitness and comprehensiveness of each item was evaluated and appropriate improvements were implemented. Next, a comparison of answers was made between healthy individuals and the patients that were beginning treatment due to neurotic disorders. This allowed to select 243 items most useful in differentiation of the patients with neurotic disorders from the healthy individuals. These items were used for the creation of Neurotic Personality Questionnaire. The construction of 24 scales was based on cluster analysis conducted on the population of patients at the beginning of treatment and control groups.[1][2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Aleksandrowicz JW, Klasa K, Sobański JA. Stolarska D. Kwestionariusz osobowości nerwicowej KON-2006. Polskie Towarzystwo Psychiatryczne, Kraków, 2006. ISBN 83-86826-56-8
  2. ^ a b c d e Aleksandrowicz JW, Klasa K, Sobański JA, Stolarska D. Kwestionariusz osobowości nerwicowej. KON-2006. Psychiatria Polska. 2007; 41(6): 759-78
  3. ^ a b c d e Aleksandrowicz JW, Klasa K, Sobański JA, Stolarska D. KON-2006 Neurotic Personality Questionnaire. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 2009; 1 : 21–2
  4. ^ Sobański JA, Cyranka K, Rodziński P, Klasa K, Rutkowski K et al. Czy cechy osobowości i nasilenie objawów nerwicowych wiążą się ze sprawozdawaniem myśli samobójczych u pacjentów dziennego oddziału leczenia zaburzeń nerwicowych? Psychiatr. Pol. 2014 epub ahead of print (31.12.2014) doi: 10.12740/
  5. ^ Białas A. Psychotherapy effectiveness and the possibility of personality traits changes depending on the patients’ age. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 2009; 1 : 11–19
  6. ^ Białas A. Wiek pacjentów a skuteczność psychoterapii i możliwość zmiany cech osobowości. Psychoterapia, 2008; 144(1): 27–42
  7. ^ Sobański JA, Klasa K, Cyranka K, Mielimąka M, Dembińska E i wsp. Skuteczność intensywnej psychoterapii w oddziale dziennym oceniana za pomocą Kwestionariusza Osobowości Nerwicowej KON-2006. Psychiatr. Pol, Psychiatria Polska 2014; epub ahead of print (31.12.2014) doi: 10.12740/
  8. ^ Ježková V, Matulová P. Pilot study of KON-2006 in the Czech Republic. Arch. Psychiatr. Psychother. 2010; 12(3): 57–61
  9. ^ Styła R. Concept of reliable change in the usage of the KON-2006 Neurotic Personality Questionnaire. Arch. Psychiatry Psychother. 2011; 13(3): 21–24
  10. ^ Styła R. Różnice w zakresie skuteczności intensywnych programów leczenia zaburzeń osobowości i nerwic. Czy warto monitorować efektywność zespołu terapeutycznego? Psychiatr. Pol. 2014; 48(1): 157–171
  11. ^ Орлов, О; Лобанов, І (2016). "Психологічна діагностика невротизації особистості (український переклад та апробація опитувальника невротичних особистісних рис KON-2006)" (PDF). Вісник ХДУ Серія Психологічні науки. 1 (2). Retrieved July 7, 2016.