Dispositional insight: Its relations with HEXACO personality and cognitive ability

Reinout E. de Vries*, Ard J. Barends, Francois S. de Kock

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Having dispositional insight allows people to accurately process information about personality traits and their behavioral expressions in different situations. Dispositional insight may be especially important for people who, in their interaction with other people, have to help, judge, or manage them. In this study, we investigated the relations of dispositional insight with HEXACO personality and intelligence using a sample of 1330 undergraduate students. Dispositional insight was measured with the 78-item version of the Dispositional Insight Test (DIT), which is a modified version of the Revised Interpersonal Judgment Inventory (R-IJI), and which contains 13 items for each of the HEXACO traits. In our study, the DIT showed very strongly relations to cognitive ability (as measured with the ICAR) but—apart from a weak to moderate positive relation with honesty-humility—only very weak relations with HEXACO personality traits, even when the DIT was split into its targeted HEXACO-based facets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110644
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Early online date24 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Cognitive ability
  • Dispositional insight
  • ICAR
  • Interpersonal judgment
  • Personality


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