The NEO-PI-3 is a revision of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R™), the standard questionnaire of the FFM. It is a concise measure of the five major domains of personality (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness) and the six facets that define each domain. Taken together, the five domain scales and the 30 facet scales facilitate a comprehensive and detailed assessment of general personality. Its age range has been extended downward, making it appropriate for use with adolescents as young as 12 years. The NEO-PI-3 retains the reliability and validity of the NEO PI-R and features new normative data. Thirty-eight items from the NEO PI-R have been revised or edited to lower the reading level and make the instrument more appropriate for younger examinees or adults with lower educational levels. The two-part carbonless Hand-Scorable Answer Sheet, usable with either Form S (for self-reports) or Form R (for observer reports), eliminates the need for separate scoring keys or templates. The NEO-PI-3 also can be scored and/or administered electronically using the NEO Software System™.