The Bright Side of Personality

The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) describes normal, or bright-side personality – qualities that describe how we relate to others when we are at our best. Whether your goal is to find the right hire or develop stronger leaders, assessing normal personality gives you valuable insight into how people work, how they lead, and how successful they will be.

What it Measures

The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) contains seven primary scales, one validity scale and six occupational scales.

The seven primary scales are adjustment, ambition, sociability, interpersonal sensitivity, prudence, inquisitiveness and learning approach.

The six occupational scales are service orientation, stress tolerance, reliability, clerical potential, sales potential and managerial potential.

What it Applies to

  • Leadership development – the HPI includes a Leadership Forecast Potential report that can be combined with the HDS and MVPI to yield powerful information about a manager’s strengths and developmental needs
  • Recruitment and selection – the HPI is used as part of a multi-question selection process and it identifies applicants whose personal characteristics correspond to the demands of the work required. Safety and security reports can also be generated
  • Individual assessment – the HPI can be used to evaluate a person’s career potential across a spectrum of occupations


  • A great tool for personal development planning
  • Based on the Five Factor model
  • Enables evaluation of a leader’s impact on an organisation’s climate and culture
  • Designed to predict occupational success
  • Australian or Global Norms available

Click here to download a one-page fact sheet on the HPI
Click here to download an HPI overview guide
Click here to download an HPI Graphic Report Sample
Click here to download an HPI Data Report Sample