Tag: personality

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.

What is Personality? Identity Versus Reputation

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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… Read more »

Driving Future LATAM Organizations Forward: Personality Characteristics of High-Performing Leaders

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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.

Ideal Presidential Personality: American Democrats, Republicans, and Independents Mostly Agree on Who Should Be President

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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… Read more »

What Makes Up the Personality of a Successful Entrepreneur?

Businesses have long used the powerful information contained in personality assessments to facilitate leadership performance and outcomes. Understanding an individual’s personality—or their unique characteristic ways of being—can be helpful when seeking to identify those who may be well-suited to leadership roles (i.e., selection), as well as to improve the performance and outcomes of those already inhabiting leadership roles (i.e.,… Read more »

Staying Creative in a Virtual World

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” -Albert Einstein Globally, since the pandemic began, we are working more hours, engaged in more meetings, sending even more emails, and finding the performance-like nature of video calls exhausting.  As many of us adapt to new environments, it can be difficult to find the time or energy for creativity. However,… Read more »