Derailers and personality: Relationships between HDS and OPQ32i

by Hyde, G., Assessments & Development Matters, Vol. 1 No. 3 Autumn 2009

This research explores the links between the Hogan Development Survey (HDS) and the OPQ 32i. The HDS is based on research into management derailment and identifies 11 patterns of dysfunctional interpersonal behaviour. These ‘dark side’ tendencies erode trust, loyalty and enthusiasm and are of particular concern in relation to managerial and leadership roles, as they can seriously hinder career progression and negatively impact on employee relationships, team effectiveness and organisational productivity.

The OPQ 32i is based on an occupational model of personality. The measure consists of three themes – Relationships with People, Thinking Style, and Feelings and Emotions – covering 32 scales. A number of practitioners use both of these instruments, yet there is no prior research on the relationship between the two.