Introduced in 1997, the HDS is the only personality assessment that identifies critical blind spots that lead to career derailment.
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.
When the pressure’s on, the line between strength and weakness isn’t always clear — drive becomes ruthless ambition, attention to detail becomes micromanaging. The dark side of personality derails careers and companies, but it doesn’t have to. Organizations around the world rely on the HDS to identify derailers that disrupt or interfere with effective performance.
- 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
Dive into the Dark Side
The Hogan Development Survey is a proven assessment tool that uses 11 personality scales and 33 subscales to help leaders recognize shortcomings, maximize strengths, and build successful teams.
seem calm to the point of appearing
display dramatic emotional peaks
seem trusting to the point
are negative or cynical and
are willing to take risks
are reluctant to take
are too concerned about
are indifferent to the
appear to lack an agenda
appear to lack self-confidence
seem assertive, selfpromoting,
are impulsive, limit-testing, and at times, devious
are modest, unassuming,
are practical, rely on
may seem impractical,
have poor attention to
are picky, overly conscientious,
are overly independent
are excessively eager to