Berkeley Expressivity Questionnaire

The Berkeley Expressivity Questionnaire assesses three facets of emotional expressivity: negative expressivity, positive expressivity, and impulse strength


The BEQ paper does not state anything about the use of the scale by others.


Gross, J.J., & John, O.P. (1997). Revealing feelings: Facets of emotional expressivity in self-reports, peer ratings, and behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 435-448.


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1. Whenever I feel positive emotions, people can easily see exactly what I am feeling

2. I sometimes cry during sad movies

3. People often do not know what I am feeling *

4. I laugh out loud when someone tells me a joke that I think is funny

5. It is difficult for me to hide my fear

6. When I'm happy, my feelings show

7. My body reacts very strongly to emotional situations

8. I've learned it is better to suppress my anger than to show it *

9. No matter how nervous or upset I am, I tend to keep a calm exterior *

10. I am an emotionally expressive person

11. I have strong emotions

12. I am sometimes unable to hide my feelings, even though I would like to

13. Whenever I feel negative emotions, people can easily see exactly what I am feeling

14. There have been times when I have not been able to stop crying even though I tried to stop

15. I experience my emotions very strongly

16. What I'm feeling is written all over my face


Negative Expressivity

Positive Emotionality

Impulse Strength