Respondents instructed to present "as a very good member of society" scored higher on the NEO-FFI Extraversion and Agreeableness factors, and lower on Neuroticism, than subjects responding honestly. No significant differences were found on Openness or Conscientiousness. Respondents attempting to "look good" eluded detection by the MMPI-2.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Manning, Melissa; Syfert, Amy; and Liedtke, Eric
"Looking Good in Personality Tests,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 5:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol5/iss1/16