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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Recent publications

TD Dores Cruz, I Thielmann, S Columbus, C Molho, J Wu, F Righetti & ... (2021) Gossip and reputation in everyday life. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 376 (1838), 2020030115
RE de Vries & I Thielmann (2021) COVID-19 vermijdingsgedrag: Het belang van persoonlijkheid en de relatie met toename in thuiswerken. Gedrag & Organisatie 34 (4)1
EJ Boezeman, JGM Hofhuis, CE Cox, RE de Vries & PE Spronk (2021) SICQ Coping and the Health-Related Quality of Life and Recovery of Critically Ill ICU Patients A Prospective Cohort Study. Chest
AK Karinen, JM Tybur & RE de Vries (2021) The disgust traits: Self–other agreement in pathogen, sexual, and moral disgust sensitivity and their independence from HEXACO personality.. Emotion1
RE de Vries, LW Wesseldijk, AK Karinen, P Jern & JM Tybur (2021) Relations between HEXACO personality and ideology variables are mostly genetic in nature. European Journal of Personality, 089020702110140354
J Pronk, T Olthof, RE de Vries & FA Goossens (2021) HEXACO personality correlates of adolescents' involvement in bullying situations. Aggressive behavior 47 (3), 320-3311
RE de Vries, AJ Barends & FS de Kock (2021) Dispositional insight: Its relations with HEXACO personality and cognitive ability. Personality and Individual Differences 173, 1106441
K Breevaart & RE de Vries (2021) Followers’ HEXACO personality traits and preference for charismatic, relationship-oriented, and task-oriented leadership. Journal of Business and Psychology 36 (2), 253-2659
JL Pletzer, JK Oostrom & RE de Vries (2021) HEXACO personality and organizational citizenship behavior: A domain-and facet-level meta-analysis. Human Performance 34 (2), 126-1476
I Thielmann & RE de Vries (2021) Who wants to change and how? On the trait-specificity of personality change goals.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology6
AJ Barends, RE de Vries & M van Vugt (2021) Construct and Predictive Validity of an Assessment Game to Measure Honesty–Humility. Assessment, 10731911209856121
RE De Vries (2021) Corrigendum: The Main Dimensions of Sport Personality Traits: A Lexical Approach. Frontiers in Psychology 12
AM Julian, O Wijngaard & RE De Vries (2021) Compensation preferences: The role of personality and values. Frontiers in psychology 121
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. PsyArXiv43
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), 1211-122122
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 Psychology3
RE De Vries (2020) The main dimensions of sport personality traits: A lexical approach. Frontiers in psychology 11, 22115
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), 714-72630
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), 78416
RE De Vries (2020) How lumpy is our personality universe?. John Wiley & Sons

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