The dark side of personality


The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) describes the dark side of 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.

HDS is the only personality assessment available on the market that measures dark side personality characteristics, or derailers, along 11 primary scales not contemplated by the Five Factors Model.

Quick facts

  • 15 to 20-minute completion time
  • Available in multiple languages
  • Concerns characteristics not covered by the Five Factors Model
  • Over 2 millions managers assessed
  • No invasive or intrusive items
  • No adverse impact
  • Online administration
  • Instantaneous scoring and reporting output

Primary scales

Excitable

Moody, easily annoyed, hard to please, and emotionally volatile.

Skeptical

Distrustful, cynical, sensitive to criticism, and focused on the negative.

Cautious

Unassertive, resistant to change, risk-averse, and slow to make decisions.

Reserved

Aloof, indifferent to the feelings of others, and uncommunicative.

Leisurely

Overtly cooperative, but privately irritable, stubborn, and uncooperative.

Bold

Overly self-confident, arrogant, with inflated feelings of self-worth.

Mischievous

Charming, risk-taking, limit-testing and excitement-seeking.

Colorful

Dramatic, attention-seeking, interruptive, and poor listening skills.

Imaginative

Creative, but thinking and acting in unusual or eccentric ways.

Diligent

Meticulous, precise, hard to please, and tends to micromanage.

Dutiful

Eager to please and reluctant to act independently or against popular opinion.

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