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.

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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