The ‘Dark Side’ of personality

The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) describes the dark side of personality – qualities that emerge in times of increased strain and can disrupt relationships, damage reputations, and derail peoples’ chances of success.

These tendencies are of particular concern in supervisory, managerial and leadership roles as they can lead to negative consequences for productivity, retention and the bottom line as well as eroding staff trust, loyalty and enthusiasm. By assessing dark-side personality, you can recognize and mitigate performance risks before they become a problem.

HDS Uses

Selection

High HDS scores pinpoint potential problem areas. From an actuarial point of view the total number of extreme HDS scores provides an indication of the possible risks associated with any appointment. At the later stages of the recruitment process HDS profiles help to focus on areas that can be fruitfully explored at interview and support more insightful interpretation of assessment centre observations.

Management Development Programmes

Research indicates that for most people their line manager is a major source of stress. Most managers can improve their interpersonal effectiveness and HDS based development programmes help to reduce employee stress, improve staff morale, increase job satisfaction and retention and optimise the constructive influence of managers.

Coaching

For those in positions of responsibility, dysfunctional interpersonal skills are amongst the most frequent causes of failure. The HDS is highly effective in highlighting the areas appropriate to a coaching agenda. While for some individuals, group or team situations may be a suitable context for personal development, in many cases face-to-face HDS based coaching is more appropriate.

Advanced team building

The HDS takes team building to another level by addressing dysfunctional behaviours that threaten working relationships. Within teams that work in a confined physical or psychological space, ‘dark side’ characteristics will upset team dynamics, add to stress and adversely affect performance. An appreciation of the stress reactions of other team members will help to reduce the impact of disruptive ‘dark side’ tendencies.

PCL has worked closely with the Hogan founders and developed a wealth of data on these instruments over the past 20 years. Research includes an analysis of derailment personality characteristics called A Decade of the Dark Side.

Upcoming Courses

Jul
20
Mon
Hogan Certification Workshop @ Remote Training Course
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

The two-day online Hogan Certification Workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the HPI, HDS and MVPI. Participants will learn about the content and application of the three tools and will practise their skills in a series of interpretive and feedback exercises.

The course fee includes:

  • Hogan Certification in the HPI, MVPI and HDS
  • MVPI, HPI and HDS e-technical manuals
  • One complimentary online HPI, MVPI and HDS use per person to practise feedback after the course
  • A copy of the full Leadership series reports for all attendees for the HPI, MVPI and HDS
  • Comprehensive training materials including presentation slides, UK technical manual supplement and extensive scale interpretation supporting handouts

PCL were the first international distributor of Hogan tools and have been working closely with Hogan Assessments since 1996. Our long history and experience mean we pride ourselves on offering excellent Hogan training from the experts.

For more information call our office on +44 (0)1892 559 540, or email info@psychological-consultancy.com

Please note that our remote training courses are being hosted in the UK. If you are based elsewhere, do get in touch pre-booking so we can direct you to a distributor in your territory (if applicable). 

Sep
21
Mon
Test User Ability – Remote Training Course
Sep 21 all-day

Please note this workshop is currently being held online.

We offer professional training courses in occupational testing in line with British Psychological Society (BPS) requirements. Our TUA & TUP course enables you to gain qualifications for Assistant Test User, Test User Ability and Test User Personality. These are the national standards for the professional use of psychometric tests and enable you to be listed on the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (BPS RQTU).

  • The Assistant Test User course qualifies delegates to administer both ability and personality tests and covers concepts such as computer-based testing and ethical test use.
  • The Test User Occupational Ability course qualifies delegates to administer, interpret and give oral and written feedback on ability, intelligence and aptitude tests.
  • The Test User Occupational Personality qualifies delegates in the assessment of personality and the use of the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), the Hogan Development Survey (HDS) and the Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI). We also offer an option to qualify in the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ360 assessments rather than the Hogan assessments should you wish.

PCL’s distance learning TUA & TUP course offers a flexible approach to completing this course. You only need to attend two days face-to-face to learn your test administration and HPI, HDS and MVPI feedback skills. The rest of the work is done via pre and post coursework.

For more information call our office on +44 (0)1892 559 540, or email info@psychological-consultancy.com

Sep
22
Tue
Hogan Certification Workshop @ Remote Training Course
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

The two-day online Hogan Certification Workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the HPI, HDS and MVPI. Participants will learn about the content and application of the three tools and will practise their skills in a series of interpretive and feedback exercises.

The course fee includes:

  • Hogan Certification in the HPI, MVPI and HDS
  • MVPI, HPI and HDS e-technical manuals
  • One complimentary online HPI, MVPI and HDS use per person to practise feedback after the course
  • A copy of the full Leadership series reports for all attendees for the HPI, MVPI and HDS
  • Comprehensive training materials including presentation slides, UK technical manual supplement and extensive scale interpretation supporting handouts

PCL were the first international distributor of Hogan tools and have been working closely with Hogan Assessments since 1996. Our long history and experience mean we pride ourselves on offering excellent Hogan training from the experts.

For more information call our office on +44 (0)1892 559 540, or email info@psychological-consultancy.com

Please note that our remote training courses are being hosted in the UK. If you are based elsewhere, do get in touch pre-booking so we can direct you to a distributor in your territory (if applicable). 

Sep
24
Thu
Hogan Advanced Interpretation Workshop – Remote Training Course
Sep 24 all-day

This one-day workshop is a hands-on, fast-paced session that prepares you for interpreting scale combinations more skillfully, connecting scales across assessments and interpreting complex combinations with ease.

You’ll be addressing scale and subscale level data to draw effective developmental conclusions, and aid in getting the most value from the Hogan suite of assessments.

Is this course right for me?

If you’re looking for a more technical angle on the Hogan assessments and feel that a deeper knowledge of the scales and subscales would be useful, this course is for you. Similarly, if you’re working with high-stakes parties or particularly challenging feedback scenarios, this workshop will give you the skills to be more confident in your conclusions.

PCL and Hogan Training

PCL were the first international distributor of Hogan tools and have been working closely with Hogan Assessments since 1996. Our long history and experience mean we pride ourselves on offering excellent Hogan training from the experts. We are the only UK verified assessors providing British Psychological Society accredited Hogan training, enabling registration on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).

For more information call our office on +44 (0)1892 559 540, or email info@psychological-consultancy.com

Sep
25
Fri
Hogan Advanced Feedback Workshop – Remote Training Course
Sep 25 all-day

This one-day workshop is your opportunity, as a fully-qualified Hogan user (HPI, HDS and MVPI qualifications are pre-requisites to this Workshop), to hone your feedback skills and expand your knowledge.

This experiential workshop provides you with knowledge of advanced feedback models, how to integrate Hogan data with other inputs, tips for creating developmental action plans, and an understanding of best practices for delivering Hogan feedback.

Is this the right course for me?

If you’re relatively new to delivering feedbacks, especially to top-level leaders using sophisticated psychometric assessments, this course will help to give you the confidence to be an effective and personable coach. If you’re a highly seasoned coach, you may prefer to attend the Hogan Advanced Interpretation Workshop.

PCL and Hogan Training

PCL were the first international distributor of Hogan tools and have been working closely with Hogan Assessments since 1996. Our long history and experience mean we pride ourselves on offering excellent Hogan training from the experts. We are the only UK verified assessors providing British Psychological Society accredited Hogan training, enabling registration on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).

For more information call our office on +44 (0)1892 559 540, or email info@psychological-consultancy.com

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