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Low Honesty-Humility gives high self-reported IQ
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies. University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0629-353X
2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The HEXACO model offers a complement to the Big-Five model, including a sixth factor, Honesty-Humility, and its four facets (Sincerity, Fairness, Greed-avoidance and Modesty). The four facets of Honesty-Humility and three indicators of intelligence (one performance-based cognitive ability test, one self-estimated academic potential, and one self-report of previous IQ test results) were assessed in students entering higher education (N = 187). A significant negative correlation was observed between Honesty-Humility and self-reported intelligence (r = –.37), most evident in the Modesty facet. These results may be interpreted as tendencies of exaggeration, using a theoretical frame of psychological image-management, concluding that the Honesty-Humility trait captures students’ self-ambitions, particularly within the context of an individualistic, competitive culture such as Sweden.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8647OAI: diva2:869079
17th European Conference on Personality (ECP17), University of Lausanne, Switzerland, July 15 to July 19, 2014
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