Associate Professor

Reinout E. de Vries

Associate Professor

Phone: +31 (0) 20 598 8718
Room: 1B-45


PhD project (Max Wildschut): Leader authority: an evolutionary approach
PhD project (Ard Barends): Personality simulations in assessment, funded by LTP.
Sport personality, funded by Abbasfonds


Reinout E. de Vries is Associate Professor at the VU University Amsterdam and Full Professor at the University of Twente. He obtained his master in both Personality and Clinical Psychology at the University of Groningen and his PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology at Tilburg University. Thereafter, he worked at the University of the South Pacific, the University of Western Australia, and the University of Amsterdam before joining the VU. Together with among others Michael Ashton and Kibeom Lee, he has worked on the HEXACO model of personality, showing that it provides a more optimal description of personality than the Big Five model and showing that it is, through its addition of Honesty-Humility, better able to predict a number of counterproductive behaviors than the Big Five model.

Research interests

Reinout de Vries’ main research interests are in the areas of personality, communication styles, and leadership. Recent work has focused on the construction of a six-dimensional Communication Styles Inventory (CSI), a Brief HEXACO personality Inventory (BHI), the relation between Impression Management and Overclaiming and HEXACO personality, and on the relation between self- and other-rated HEXACO personality on the one hand and leadership, proactivity, impression management, and overclaiming on the other. He is currently working on lexical studies on sport personality and leadership and followership styles.


  • BA1: Personality Psychology
  • Master: Personality at Work
  • Supervision of BA3 and Master students


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Recent publications

D Holtrop, MP Born & RE de Vries (2018) Perceptions of Vocational Interest: Self-and Other-Reports in Student–Parent Dyads. Journal of career assessment 26 (2), 258-2741
JL van Gelder, C Martin, JW Van Prooijen, R De Vries, M Marsman & ... (2018) Seeing is Believing? Comparing Negative Affect, Realism and Presence in Visual Versus Written Guardianship Scenarios. Deviant Behavior 39 (4), 461-4741
RE De Vries, BE Hilbig, I Zettler, PD Dunlop, D Holtrop, L Kibeom & ... (2018) Still Misinterpreting Lie Scales: Reply to Feldman’s Rejoinder.
RE De Vries (2018) Three Nightmare Traits in Leaders. Frontiers in psychology 9
RE de Vries, MC Ashton & K Lee (2018) “Advances in HEXACO Personality Research” A Topical Issue of the Zeitschrift für Psychologie. Zeitschrift für Psychologie 226 (1), 83-83
J Anglim, G Morse, RE De Vries, C MacCann & A Marty (2017) Comparing job applicants to non‐applicants using an item‐level bifactor model on the HEXACO personality inventory. European journal of personality 31 (6), 669-6847
PD Dunlop, JS Bourdage, RE de Vries, BE Hilbig, I Zettler & SG Ludeke (2017) Openness to (reporting) experiences that one never had: Overclaiming as an outcome of the knowledge accumulated through a proclivity for cognitive and aesthetic.... Journal of personality and social psychology 113 (5), 8106
RE de Vries, RD Pathak, JL van Gelder & G Singh (2017) Explaining Unethical Business Decisions: The role of personality, environment, and states. Personality and individual differences 117, 188-1974
RE de Vries (2017) HEXACO personality: An overview. Individual Differences Day 2017
RE de Vries (2017) Substance and style in personality and leadership.
K Breevaart & RE de Vries (2017) Supervisor's HEXACO personality traits and subordinate perceptions of abusive supervision. The Leadership Quarterly 28 (5), 691-7004
RE de Vries (2017) Gender differences in scholastic achievements, cognitive abilities, personality, and interests.
FH Gerpott, D Balliet, S Columbus, C Molho & RE de Vries (2017) How Do People Think About Interdependence? A Multidimensional Model of Subjective Outcome Interdependence.. American Psychological Association5
RE de Vries, BE Hilbig, I Zettler, PD Dunlop, D Holtrop, K Lee & MC Ashton (2017) Honest people tend to use less—not more—profanity: Comment on Feldman et al.’s (2017) Study 1. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 19485506177145864
RE de Vries (2017) The worst nightmare of an employer: Low Honesty-Humility, low Agreeableness, and low Conscientiousness. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology 2017: Enabling …
RE de Vries (2017) Politicians' Personality.
RE de Vries (2017) Blended ASS in 5xP.
RE De Vries, M Van Vugt, JW Van Prooijen, J Kwint, M De Joode & ... (2017) Politieke persoonlijkheden: Perceptie van de publieke persoonlijkheid van partijleiders uit de Nederlandse politiek voorafgaand aan de 2017 Tweede Kamer verkie.... Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & LTP
MC Ashton, RE de Vries & K Lee (2017) Trait Variance and Response Style Variance in the Scales of the Personality Inventory for DSM–5 (PID–5). Journal of personality assessment 99 (2), 192-20316
K Breevaart & RE de Vries (2017) authoritative version of the article. Please do not copy or cite without authors permission. The final article will be available, upon publication, via its DOI.

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