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Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)

The Bright Side of Personality

The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) describes normal, or bright-side personality – qualities that describe how we relate to others when we are at our best. Whether your goal is to find the right hire or develop stronger leaders, assessing normal personality gives you valuable insight into how people work, how they lead, and how successful they will be. The HPI, bases on the Five-Factor Model of the personality, was developed in the 1980’s in the context of socio-analytic theory. Within this model, getting along with and getting ahead of others are seen as the dominant themes in social life. The HPI captures key behavioral tendencies relevant to these life themes and is comprised of seven primary scales, six occupational scales and 42 subscales.

HPI Quick Facts

  • 15- to 20-minute completion time
  • Available in more than 40 languages
  • Based on the Five-Factor Model
  • More than three million participants assessed
  • Validated for use in more than 1000 research studies
  • No invasive or intrusive items
  • No adverse impact
  • Instantaneous scoring and reporting output
  • Online administration



Selection reports fueled by the HPI inject valuable insight into the hiring process, from measuring candidates’ job fit to highlighting specific areas of strengths and weaknesses.


Our HPI-driven development reports offer actionable management and development suggestions to help you guide careers and development.


 Normal personality predicts leadership potential. Our leadership reports offer detailed development advice to help your leaders play to their strengths without overdoing it.


Primary Scales

Adjustment: confidence, self-esteem, and composure under pressure

Ambition: initiative, competitiveness, and desire for leadership roles

Sociability: extraversion, gregarious, and need for social interaction

Interpersonal Sensitivity: tact, perceptiveness, ability to maintain

Prudence: self-discipline, responsibility and conscientiousness

Inquisitive: imagination, curiosity, and creative potential

Learning Approach: achievement-oriented, up-to-date on business matters

OCCUPATIONAL SCALES (Optional) that predict performance in a specific role.


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PPI is the Authorized Distributor for Hogan Sales and Support for New England. We have been a leading distributor & training provider of Hogan Assessments for over 20 years.

PPI chose Hogan instruments over many others because they meet our criteria for excellence in workplace assessment, including rigorous scientific standards and no adverse impact.