Under reinforcement sensitivity theory, personality is largely determined by three interacting systems; the Behavioural Inhibition System, the Behavioural Activation System, and the Fight, Flight, Freeze System. These systems all have a biological basis.
In this model of personality individuals have different sensitivities to neuropsychological systems, which causes differences in personality, particularly with regard to aspects such as impulsivity, anxiety, sadness, positivity, and happiness.
This test is the Jackson 5 scales for revised reinforcement sensitivity theory (Jackson, 2009). It measures the Behavioural Inhibition System, the Behavioural Activation System, and the Fight, Flight, Freeze System, with three different subscales for Fight, Flight, and Freeze.
It contains 30 statements which you indicate how much the statement is correct for you, ranging from “Completely disagree” to “Completely agree”. It should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
After you have completed the test, you’ll be provided a free personality report for revised sensitivity theory.