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.
papers which have used the CSIV include:
Cain, N. M., De Panfilis, C., Meehan, K. B., & Clarkin, J. F.
(2017). A multisurface interpersonal circumplex assessment
of rejection sensitivity. Journal of Personality Assessment,
Dowgwillo, E. A., & Pincus, A. L.
(2017). Differentiating dark triad traits within and across
interpersonal circumplex surfaces. Assessment, 24, 24-44.
Jordan, K. D., Masters, K. S., Hooker, S. A., Ruiz, J. M., &
Smith, T. W. (2014). An interpersonal approach to
religiousness and spirituality: Implications for health and
well‐being. Journal of Personality, 82, 418-431.
Jordan, K. D., Williams, P. G., & Smith, T. W. (2015).
Interpersonal distinctions among hypochondriacal trait
components: Styles, goals, vulnerabilities, and perceptions of
health care providers. Journal of Social and Clinical
Psychology, 34(6), 459.
Hopwood, C. J., Ansell, E. B., Pincus, A. L., Wright, A.G.C.,
Lukowitsky, M. R., & Roche, M. J. (2011). The circumplex
structure of interpersonal sensitivities. Journal of
Personality, 79, 707-740.
Locke, K.D. (2003). Status and solidarity in social comparison:
agentic and communal values and vertical and horizontal
directions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84,
& Christensen, L. (2007).
the relational self-construal and its relationship with self-consistency.
Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 389-402.
K.D. & Sadler, P. (2007). Self-efficacy, values, and complementarity in
dyadic interactions: Integrating interpersonal and social-cognitive theory.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 94-109.
Sayegh, L., Weber, C., & Turecki, G. (in
press). Interpersonal self-efficacy, goals, and problems of persistently
depressed outpatients: Prototypical circumplex profiles and distinctive
Locke, K.D., Sayegh, L., Penberthy, J. K., Weber, C., Haentjens, K., & Turecki, G. (2017). Interpersonal circumplex profiles of persistent depression: Goals,
self-efficacy, problems, and effects of group therapy. Journal of Clinical
Psychology, 73, 595-611. doi:10.1002/jclp.22343
K. D., & Heller, S. (2017). Communal and agentic interpersonal and
intergroup motives predict preferences for status versus power. Personality and
Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 71-86.
Rek, I., & Dinger, U. (2016). Who sits behind the telephone?
Interpersonal characteristics of volunteer counselors in
telephone emergency services. Journal of Counseling
Psychology, 63, 429-442.
Guo, J., Boggiano, M. M., & Bedgood, D. (2014). Dominant, cold,
avoidant, and lonely: Basal testosterone as a biological marker
for an interpersonal style. Journal of Research in Personality,
Turan, B., &
Horowitz, L. M. (2010). The motive for support and the
identification of responsive partners. Journal of Research in
Personality, 44(3), 342-352.
G., Pincus, A. L., Conroy, D. E., & Elliot, A. J. (2009). The
pathoplastic relationship between interpersonal problems and
fear of failure. Journal of Personality, 77(4), 997-1024.
French version (courtesy of Liliane Sayegh, PhD, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal),
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
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].
If you are interested in using the German version, please e-mail
me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or one of my co-authors.
There is also a 32-item short-form (CSIV-32), available
papers in which I have used the CSIV-32 are:
Locke, K. D.,
Craig, T. Y., Baik, K., & Gohil, K. (2012).
Binds and bounds of communion: Effects of
interpersonal values on assumed similarity of self and others.
Journal of Personality and Social
, 103, 879-897.
Locke, K. D., & Adamic, E. (2012).
Interpersonal circumplex vector length and Interpersonal
decision making. Personality and Individual Differences, 53,
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
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!)