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Thank you for your interest in the Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Values (CSIV). The CSIV is a self-report inventory designed to complement interpersonal circumplex measures that assess interpersonal behavior by efficiently assessing a comprehensive set of agentic and communal values. The eight 8-item scales of the CSIV exhibit a circumplex structure, adequate internal and test-retest reliability, and convergent and discriminant validity with measures of interpersonal traits, interpersonal problems, and implicit interpersonal motives. You are free to administer the CSIV as you wish (you can obtain the Form and Scoring by clicking tabs to the left), and I welcome feedback about what you find to be the weaknesses and strengths of the measure.

The development and psychometrics of the CSIV are detailed in: 

Locke, K.D. (2000). Circumplex scales of interpersonal values: Reliability, validity, and applicability to interpersonal problems and personality disorders. Journal of Personality Assessment, 75, 249-267.


Examples of papers which have used the CSIV include:


  • For a French version (courtesy of Liliane Sayegh, PhD, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal), click here.

  • For a Chinese version (courtesy of Jeanne Tsai, PhD, Stanford University Psychology Department), click here. (I have not used this form and cannot vouch for its its psychometric properties.)

  • Andrea Thomas & Bernhard Straub developed a well-validated German version which is described in the following paper [in German]: Thomas, A., Locke, K., Straub, B. (2012). Das Inventar zur Erfassung interpersonaler Motive: Entwicklung und Validierung einer deutschsprachigen Version der Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Values [IIM: Development and Validation of a German Form of the Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Values]. Diagnostica, 54(4), 211-226. DOI:10.1026/0012-1924/a000074. If you are interested in using the German version, please e-mail me (klocke@uidaho.edu) or one of my co-authors.

There is also a 32-item short-form (CSIV-32), available here. Examples of papers in which I have used the CSIV-32 are:

You can take the (64-item) CSIV online by clicking the "Take the CSIV" button to the left. (Note: The feedback will be more meaningful to you if you have some familiarity with the interpersonal circumplex model. Your computer must be able to run java, which you can download here). (UPDATE: The online scoring and graphing program a tech-savvy student helped me create back in 2009 is apparently no longer working correctly on most current operating systems, a situation that is likely to continue until I can find another tech-savvy student to help me fix it -- sorry!)