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Is COVID-19 Changing Personality Assessment Scores?: One Year Later
Could the COVID-19 pandemic be changing personality assessment scores? If you’ve wondered this, you’re not alone. Our researchers were curious too. Here’s what they learned.
We Are Not the MBTI
The MBTI personality test, short for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, is known around the world. But popularity doesn’t mean a test is effective, and not all tests are alike. Learn why.
Using Personality Tests in Interviews: The Ticket to Hiring Success
Using personality tests in interviews safeguards against hiring pitfalls and helps identify candidates who are likely to succeed in the role.
Virtue or Vice? What Personality Tells Us About Patience
Patience has been described as both a virtue and a vice, so how can we tell which it is in a given circumstance? The academic literature doesn’t provide an answer, but personality psychology might.
The Big Five Personality Characteristics: A Look Behind the Hogan Personality Tests
If you’re interested in learning about personality tests such as the Hogan Personality Inventory, or HPI, it’s helpful to learn about the Big Five personality characteristics and their role in personality research.
What is Personality? Identity Versus Reputation
Almost everyone acknowledges the importance of personality in distinguishing people from one another and making judgments about others. For example, when selecting a romantic partner, our research shows that 79% of men and 84% of women cite personality as their primary consideration. But what is personality, exactly? On a basic level, we can say it is a person’s disposition or core wiring and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that stem from it.
Most of us believe that we are intimately aware of our own personalities, but this belief is only partially true. Indeed, we are experts on our personalities from an inside view, which can be defined as identity. Our identities are formed by the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, and as with any good story, we tend to bend the truth. In the case of identity, the story is often overoptimistic.Read More »
Driving Future LATAM Organizations Forward: Personality Characteristics of High-Performing Leaders
For the first time, Hogan has developed a science-based personality profile for leadership in the workplace specifically for the Latin America (LATAM) region. This profile is the best option for hiring and developing leaders in the region because it identifies the strengths, shortcomings, preferences, motives, and other personality characteristics of high-performing leaders.Read More »
Ideal Presidential Personality: American Democrats, Republicans, and Independents Mostly Agree on Who Should Be President
It’s almost Election Day 2020 in the United States, and political tensions are historically high. This year has been saturated with massive protests for social justice, violent riots, foreign interference in democratic processes, economic recession, reemergence of the white supremacy movement, widespread scandals involving political officials, presidential impeachment trials, political clashes over government response to the pandemic, record-breaking natural disasters, and general social chaos. It’s been a year for the history books, to say the least. In fact, public opinion is so divided that some are skeptical that presidential power will transfer peacefully at the close of the election. Like most Americans, we can’t help but wonder: Who should be president?Read More »
Personality and Mindfulness – More Natural for Some than Others and How it Matters
Mindfulness has been around the world for centuries. For roughly 40 years and popularized by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the west, it’s been taught as a set of practices to increase insight, manage pain, and reduce stress. Also known as present-moment awareness, mindfulness has become a bright, shiny object in business literature and, to a growing extent, in research. Everyone is, to some extent, mindful. Hogan practitioner Chris Altizer, Hogan’s Brandon Ferrell, and PhD candidate Alessa Natale explored the question: Is trait mindfulness related to personality? Here’s the answer from their study recently published in Consulting Psychology Journal and covered by Forbes Magazine.Read More »