The Hogan Development Survey (HDS)

The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) is a psychometric assessment tool and is the only business-related inventory that seeks to measure an individual’s dysfunctional behavioural patterns. The Hogan Development Survey examines the behaviours that help us with interpersonal relationships, which can come to damage relationships and undermine our careers, without us being aware of them.

The Hogan Development Survey is based upon research into the derailment of individuals, which is referred to as the ‘Dark Side’ of our personality. For most of the time we exhibit normal behaviour, however, people will display extreme behaviours on occasions, typically in reaction to particularly stressful situations. It is the few occasions that we exhibit this ‘Dark Side’ that can very negatively impact on our performance, relationships and well being.

What can the Hogan Development Survey personality test be used for?

The Hogan Development Survey assessment provides valuable information that will improve an individual’s self-awareness. This will result in them being better able to avoid the negative consequences that are associated with these tendencies and characteristics. By uncovering these behaviour patterns it is therefore possible for the individual to compensate for them through development.

The Hogan Development Survey is used for a wide variety of purposes including the following:

Management development

The Hogan Development Survey can highlight the qualities that have enabled an individual to attain a position of power in an organisation that may also lead to their downfall when expressed as Dark Side behaviour, therefore is very informative for management development.

Team development

The Hogan Development Survey evaluates how an individual will perform when part of a team, allowing them to avoid behaviours that may damage working relationships and enable better team building.

Personal development

The Hogan Development Survey aids an individual’s development by identifying behaviour patterns that might need attention.

Because the assessment measures personality-based performance risks that have the ability to impede work relationships and hinder productivity, the Hogan Development Survey is frequently used for selecting employees into high impact and high stress jobs.

The Hogan Development Survey assessment test takes about 20 minutes to complete.

How do I arrange the Hogan Development Survey personality test?

Alison Price is a Chartered Psychologist and an Occupational Psychologist who is experienced in applying psychometrics, including the Hogan Development Survey, and has the required qualifications to administer the assessment and provide valuable feedback one-to-one.

Should you be interested in using the Hogan Development Survey, whether for your own development or within your organisation, please contact Alison for further information.