Tag: personality

Personality of Elite Athletes

The logo for The Science of Personality podcast, which discusses the personality of elite athletes in episode 45. Specifically, the podcast episode discusses personality test data Hogan collected from the 2021 and 2022 draft classes of NFL football players. This article covers what Hogan found about football players’ personalities.

Success for elite athletes isn’t just a physical feat. Here’s what we learned about the personality of elite athletes when roughly 600 football players in the ’21 and ’22 NFL draft classes completed our personality tests.

We Are Not the MBTI

A lone duck swims on a lake in dreary overcast weather. The distinction between two dramatically different types of birds, ducks and hummingbirds, signifies the distinction between personality tests with less evidence of validity and reliability, such as the MBTI or Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and those that are proven to be useful in talent acquisition and development, such as the Hogan personality assessments.

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.

Virtue or Vice? What Personality Tells Us About Patience

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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.