The three facets of personality

The role of personality

A person’s personality plays a crucial role in the selection and development of personnel, because personality traits determine not only how we behave at work and with our fellow human beings, but also which tasks we prefer and which companies we feel comfortable in.

The Hogan Personality Assessments look at three facets of personality: potential, risk and personal values. All assessments are based on decades of research, including the Five Factor Model (FFM), the reference model in personality psychology.

What is special about the Hogan Personality Inventory, apart from its high validity, is that it looks at external perception, i.e. a person’s reputation. Specifically, this means how a person is perceived by superiors, colleagues and customers.

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The Three Assessments for Measuring Personality: Potentials, Risks & Values


Potentials – HPI

Hogan Potentials (HPI) describe the personal qualities of how we relate to others when we are at our best.

Measuring a person’s potential provides insight into how a person works, leads and how successful they will be. Whether your goal is to make the correct personnel selection or to develop stronger leaders, assessing a personality in everyday life gives you valuable insights into how people work, lead and succeed.

Risks – HDS

Hogan Risks (HDS) Describe the downside of personality: traits that occur under increased stress and can jeopardize relationships, damage reputations, and severely threaten people’s professional success. Recognize your own performance risks and mitigate them before they become a problem.

Values – MVPI

Hogan Values (MVPI) describe the drivers, main goals and interests that determine what we desire and strive for. This allows statements to be made about a person’s motivation to succeed and in which position and environment they will be most effective.

Hogan procedures are scientifically based on global and national standards, are AGG and EEOC compliant and meet the strict quality criteria of DIN 33430.

All three assessments can also be used “stand alone”. We will be happy to advise you on the selection of the assessments that are the most suitable for you.

Insight Series

The Insight Series is designed to apply that same scientific rigor to the middle — the on-the-ground managers responsible for liaising between top management and staff and delivering results. This series provides a comprehensive outline of individual strengths, performance risks, and core values. From the insights it provides, emerging and midlevel managers can develop the self-awareness necessary for effective performance. It gives a comprehensive outline of an individual’s strengths, performance risks, and core values and can be used as a developmental feedback tool or to contextualize selection.

Leadership Forecast Series

Leadership Matters Organizations depend on leaders to make important tactical decisions, respond to market trends, and set strategic vision. When competent leadership prevails, people and companies prosper. Bad leadership, however, leads to disengaged workers, corporate turmoil, and eventual business failure. Hogan’s flagship product, the Leadership Forecast Series, provides an in-depth look at a leader’s performance capabilities, challenges, and core drivers. Whether your organization uses it for prehire selection, succession planning, or leadership development, your current and future leaders will gain strategic self-awareness to leverage their strengths, avoid behaviors that get in the way of success, and gain insight into the culture they create for their teams based on their motivators and values.