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Maudsley Personality Inventory


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A questionnaire designed to measure two major dimensions of personality, namely extraversion and neuroticism, according to the theory of personality of the German-born British psychologist Hans J(ürgen) Eysenck (1916–97), first propounded in his books Dimensions of Personality (1947) and The Scientific Study of Personality (1952). Eysenck published the test initially in the journal Rivista di Psicologia in 1956. Later versions of it were called the Eysenck Personality Inventory and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. MPI abbrev. [Named after the Maudsley Hospital in Denmark Hill, south London, where Eysenck worked, and which in turn is named after the English psychiatrist Henry Maudsley (1835–1918) who founded it]

Subjects: Psychology.


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