Berkeley Expressivity Questionnaire

People differ greatly in how openly they express their emotions. Some people are relatively stoic and impassive, rarely making their feelings obvious to those around them. Other people are more expressive, and provide many outward cues to how they are feeling. The Berkeley Expressivity Questionnaire measures these individual differences in how strongly people express their emotions. In addition to an overall expressivity score, it provides scores on three distinct subscales: positive expressivity (how much you express your positive feelings), negative expressivity (how much you express your negative feelings), and emotion strength (how powerfully you experience emotions). Do you wear your heart on your sleeve or hide your feelings deep? Take the survey to find out!

The task you will engage in to complete the Berkeley Expressivity Questionnaire is a simple survey. You will see 16 statements, one at a time, and rate how well they apply to you on a 1-7 scale like the one shown above (left). At the end of the study, you will be presented with histograms that reflect the distribution of other participants' responses on survey and each of its subscales. Your own scores will be shown via a vertical line, as shown above (right). Please note that receiving a high or low score on this survey is not necessarily a good or bad thing. There are both advantages and drawbacks to being emotionally expressive, and only you can decide how to appropriately weigh the information the survey provides. If you wish to participate in the Berkeley Expressivity Questionnaire, please click the button below.