FAQ about the test

We won't sort you into a house or match you to a harmonious date. But we will give you feedback based on modern psychological theory. Learn more...


The research behind SAPA

Each customized report is generated on the basis of participant's responses, but each participant gets a slightly different subset of all 7,000 items. Learn more...

Individual Differences

Individual Differences

Why do individuals differ in the ways they think, feel, and act? How do people differ in response to the same situations? Learn why individual differences matter...


Another personality test?

   The SAPA Project is a collaborative research tool for studying patterns of human behavior. Our goal is to find patterns among the vast number of ways that people differ from one another in terms of their thoughts, feelings, interests, abilities, desires, values, and preferences. Personality psychologists have been theorizing about these domains of differences for decades but the data you provide will help us to empirically integrate these domains into a single comprehensive framework.

   The test on this site will give you feedback about your personality on two levels. First, you will receive scores on the 27 personality dimensions that were identified through statistical analyses of 300,000 SAPA participants. Then we will also give you scores on the so-called Big Five factors of personality plus an overall cognition score. Most people spend 15 to 25 minutes on the full test (you can quit in the middle if you want but the feedback won't be as accurate). The test is entirely free (absolutely no strings attached) and completely anonymous (no cookies, no tracking, nothing).

   If you enjoy this test, please share it with others. The quality of our research improves with each participant, so we're grateful for your involvement!



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