Individual Identification using Personality Traits Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2010

start page

  • 293

end page

  • 299


  • 3


  • 33

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-8045

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-8592


  • In this article, a pioneer study is conducted to evaluate the possibility of identifying people through their personality traits. The study is conducted using the answers of a population of 734 individuals
    to a collection of 206 items. These items aim at measuring five common
    different personality traits usually called the big five. These five
    levels are neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness
    and openness. The traits are estimated using the widely used Samejima's
    model and then used to discriminate the individuals. Results point
    biometrics using personality traits as a new promising biometric