The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) describes the dark side of personality – qualities that emerge when an individual’s guard is down, for instance, when complacent or bored, or under stress and pressure. These qualities can disrupt relationships, damage reputations, and derail peoples’ chances of success. By assessing dark-side personality characteristics, you can recognise and mitigate performance risks before they become a problem.



  • Personal development – The HDS aids personal development by identifying behavioural patterns that may be holding someone back, that may need further attention
  • Team development – The HDS evaluates how a person will perform as part of a team and allows them to avoid tendencies that may damage working relationships
  • Selection, on-boarding and strategic career planning – The HDS can be used in conjunction with a measure of day-to-day personality (HPI) and core values (MVPI) to provide an in-depth picture of the person’s overall strengths and areas for development



  • Available in more than 40 languages
  • Concerns characteristics not covered by the Five-Factor Model
  • Identifies problematic aspects of behaviour not typically detected in an interview
  • Normed on more than 10,000 managers
  • No invasive or intrusive items
  • No adverse impact
  • Online administration
  • Australian or Global norms available

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