In a previous study we showed that self-reported Big Five scores and the General Factor of Personality (GFP) were related to peer-ratings of likeability and popularity (van der Linden, Scholte, et al., 2010). de Vries (2011a) re-analyzed our data and concluded that (i) there was no evidence of a GFP, and (ii) the GFP we used was latent factor of Extraversion. In this rejoinder I present arguments that compromise the re-analysis and conclusions as described by de Vries (2011a) and emphasize the relevance of the GFP.

Big Five, General Factor of Personality, Social status,
Personality and Individual Differences
Erasmus School of Economics

van der Linden, D. (2011). The General Factor of Personality and peer-rated social status. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(7), 836–839. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.07.010