Hogan Development Survey (HDS)
The Dark Side of Personality
The Hogan Development Survey measures a person’s tendencies when under stress. The HDS identifies the dark-side personality – qualities that emerge in times of increased strain and can disrupt relationships, damage reputations, and derail peoples’ chances of success. By assessing dark-side personality, you can recognize and mitigate performance risks before they become a problem.
Introduced in 1997, the HDS is the only personality assessment that identifies critical blind spots that lead to career derailment. The HDS is a proven assessment tool that uses 11 personality scales to help leaders recognize shortcomings, maximize strengths, and build successful teams.
HDS Quick Facts
- 15- to 20-minute completion time
- Available in more than 40 languages
- Measures behavior not covered by the Five-Factor Model
- Identifies problematic aspects of behavior not detected in an interview
- More than two million participants assessed
- Validated for use in more than 400 research studies
- No invasive or intrusive items
- No adverse impact
- Online administration
Selection reports fueled by the HDS inject valuable insight into the hiring process, from measuring candidates’ overall desirability to highlighting specific areas of strengths and weaknesses.
Our HDS-driven development reports offer actionable management and development suggestions to help you guide your employees’ careers.
Self-awareness is one of the hallmarks of great leadership. Give your leaders the tools they need to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and how they compare to those of their peers.
Watch this video of the 11 Derailers!
Excitable: moody, easily annoyed, hard to please, emotionally volatile
Skeptical: distrustful, cynical, sensitive to criticism, focused on the negative
Cautious: unassertive, resistant to change, slow to make decisions
Reserved: aloof, indifferent to the feeling of others, uncommunicative
Leisurely: overtly cooperative, but privately irritable, stubborn, uncooperative
Bold: overly self-confident, arrogant, inflated feelings of self-worth
Mischievous: charming, risk-taking, limit-testing and excitement-seeking
Colorful: dramatic, attention-seeking, interruptive, poor listening skills
Imaginative: creative, but thinking and acting in unusual or eccentric ways
Diligent: meticulous, precise, hard to please, tends to micromanage
Dutiful: eager to please and reluctant to act independently