Reinout E. de Vries


Phone: +31 (0) 20 598 8718
Room: MF-C564


PhD project (Ard Barends): Personality simulations in assessment, funded by LTP.
PhD project (Antonis Koutsoumpis): Automatic personality assessment, funded by LTP.
Sport personality, funded by Abbasfonds


Reinout E. de Vries is Professor at the VU University Amsterdam. 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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University of Twente

Recent publications

M Meeter, T Bele, C den Hartogh, T Bakker, RE de Vries & S Plak (2020) College students’ motivation and study results after COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. PsyArXiv7
JM Tybur, D Lieberman, L Fan, TR Kupfer & RE de Vries (2020) Behavioral Immune Trade-Offs: Interpersonal Value Relaxes Social Pathogen Avoidance. Psychological science 31 (10), 1211-12214
C Kandler, D Bratko, A Butković, TV Hlupić, JM Tybur, LW Wesseldijk & ... (2020) How genetic and environmental variance in personality traits shift across the life span: Evidence from a cross-national twin study.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
RE De Vries (2020) The main dimensions of sport personality traits: A lexical approach. Frontiers in psychology 11, 2211
I Thielmann, N Akrami, T Babarović, A Belloch, R Bergh, A Chirumbolo & ... (2020) The hexaco–100 across 16 languages: A large-scale test of measurement invariance. Journal of personality assessment 102 (5), 714-72617
PD Dunlop, JS Bourdage, RE de Vries, IM McNeill, K Jorritsma & ... (2020) Liar! Liar!(when stakes are higher): Understanding how the overclaiming technique can be used to measure faking in personnel selection.. Journal of Applied Psychology 105 (8), 78410
RE De Vries (2020) How Lumpy Is Our Personality Universe?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY 34 (4), 517-519
NJ Van Doesum, RE de Vries, AAJ Blokland, JM Hill, DM Kuhlman & ... (2020) Social mindfulness: Prosocial the active way. The Journal of Positive Psychology 15 (2), 183-1937
D Holtrop, B Wille, RE de Vries & MP Born (2020) The Spherical model of vocational interests and the Dutch translation of the full and short Personal Globe Inventory. Gedrag en Organisatie 33 (1), 6-43
RE de Vries, J Pronk, T Olthof, FA Goossens & E Carlson (2020) Getting along and/or getting ahead: Differential HEXACO personality correlates of likeability and popularity among adolescents. European Journal of Personality 34 (2), 245-2612
JL Pletzer, J Oostrom & R De Vries (2020) HEXACO Personality and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Domain-and Facet-Level Meta-Analysis. Academy of Management Proceedings 2020 (1), 10335
D Holtrop, B Wille, R de Vries & M Born (2020) Het Sferische model van beroepsinteresses en de volledige en verkorte Nederlandstalige Personal Globe Inventory= The Spherical model of vocational interests and the Dutch …. Gedrag & Organisatie 33 (1), 6-43
JL Pletzer, JK Oostrom, M Bentvelzen & RE de Vries (2020) Comparing domain-and facet-level relations of the HEXACO personality model with workplace deviance: A meta-analysis. Personality and individual differences 152, 10953911
K Breevaart & RE de Vries (2019) Followers’ HEXACO personality traits and preference for charismatic, relationship-oriented, and task-oriented leadership. Journal of Business and Psychology, 1-133
AJ Barends, RE de Vries & M van Vugt (2019) Power influences the expression of Honesty-Humility: The power-exploitation affordances hypothesis. Journal of research in personality 82, 1038565
A Karinen, JM Tybur & RE de Vries (2019) Self-other agreement in disgust sensitivity. PsyArXiv
AJ Barends, RE de Vries & M van Vugt (2019) Gamified Personality Assessment. Zeitschrift für Psychologie5
RE de Vries, MC Ashton & K Lee (2019) New developments in HEXACO personality research. Zeitschrift für Psychologie1
JL Pletzer, J Oostrom, M Bentvelzen & R de Vries (2019) Comparing domain-and facet-level relations of the HEXACO personality model with workplace deviance. Personality and Individual Differences 152
RE de Vries & JW van Prooijen (2019) Voters rating politicians' personality: Evaluative biases and assumed similarity on honesty-humility and openness to experience. Personality and individual differences 144, 100-1045

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