Thank you for your interest the
Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Efficacy (CSIE).
The CSIE is a 32-item inventory designed to complement existing
interpersonal circumplex measures by
efficiently assessing confidence that one can engage in a variety of interpersonal
eight 4-item scales of the CSIE appear to have a circumplex structure, adequate
internal reliability, and convergent validity with measures of interpersonal
values and interpersonal problems. A description of the development and
psychometrics of the CSIE can be found in the following article:
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.
Examples of other papers that have used the CSIE include:
Dawood, S., & Pincus, A. L. (2016). Multisurface interpersonal assessment in
a cognitive-behavioral therapy context. Journal of Personality Assessment,
Du, T. V., Thomas, K. M., Miller, J. D., & Lynam, D. R. (2022).
Differentiations in interpersonal functioning across Narcissism dimensions.
Journal of Personality Disorders, 36, 455-475.
Dowgwillo, E. A., & Pincus, A. L. (2017). Differentiating dark triad traits within and across interpersonal circumplex surfaces. Assessment, 24, 24-44.
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.
Kehl, M., Edershile, E. A., Hopwood, C. J., & Wright, A. G. (2022). A
response surface analysis investigation of the effects of (mis) alignment
between interpersonal values and efficacies on interpersonal problems.
Journal of Personality.
Locke, K. D., & Adamic, E. (2012). Interpersonal circumplex vector length and Interpersonal decision making. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 764-769.
Locke, K. D., Sayegh, L., Weber, C., & Turecki, G. (2018). Interpersonal self-efficacy, goals, and problems of persistently
depressed outpatients: Prototypical circumplex profiles and distinctive
subgroups. Assessment, 25, 988-1000.
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
Wright, A. 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.
You are free to administer the CSIE as you wish, and
I welcome feedback about what you find to be the weaknesses and strengths of the
For a French translation (courtesy of Liliane Sayegh, PhD,
of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal), click