Temperament and Personality questionnaire [Black Dog Institute]

The Temperament and Personality (T&P) questionnaire identifies a number of personality styles that may predispose to depression, particularly in response to times of increased life stress.

The T&P questionnaire has 109 items incorporating 10 sub-scales – 8 of which assess temperament and personality (89 items) and 2 which refer to personality function (20 items).

The scales assessed by the questionnaire are:


Personality Dimensions

  • Anxious worrying
  • Personal reserve
  • Perfectionism
  • Irritability
  • Social Avoidance
  • Interpersonal
  • Sensitivity
  • Self-criticism
  • Self-focused

Personality functioning dimensions

  • Cooperativeness
  • Effectiveness



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