A tri- dimensional personality questionnaire is formed to measure the traits of the personality. As suggested by C. Robert Cloninger, novel seeking, harm avoidance and reward dependence are the main three parts in which the tridimensional personality questionnaire is divided.  Private research institutes gather the collective data from alcoholic and smoking inhabitants who are undergoing through depression. This data can be used for understanding the personality of different patients before initiating the anti- depression treatment and for treating the patients or conducting the different case studies.

Sample tridimensional personality Questionnaire:

Name: ________________________

Date of Birth: ______________ Age: ___________Sex: _________

Address: _______________________________________________

Phone Number: _____________________________________

Email Address: _____________________________________

Q1: What kind of depression do you have?

  • Unipolar
  • Psychotic
  • Non psychotic

Q2: Since how long are you facing this depression?

  • More than a year
  • More than three years
  • More than five years
  • Others: _________________

Q3: Are you taking a kind of antidepressant treatment for your depression? If yes, mention all the details of the drug:


Q4: Are you aware about the three dimensions present in the Neurobiology associated with the depression?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure

Q5: Choose your personality trait for this tridimensional questionnaire in order to state the clear reason:

  • Novelty seeking
  • Harm avoidance
  • Reward dependence

Q6: The above chosen personality trait has come from the reason:

  • Excessive worry
  • Shyness
  • Fear if uncertainty
  • Fatigability
  • Being doubtful

Q7: Above mentioned reason is associated with which of the following regions:

  • Parental
  • Occupational
  • Behavioural

Q8: According to you, which of the following subscales will be beneficial for you?

  • Attachment
  • Openness to warm communication
  • Dependence

Q9: Would you like to mention more about your problem in order to provide us an overview?