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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 21, 2011 - 04:19am PT
Personality - an example: HAS Hogan Assessment Systems

1. HPI Hogan Personality Inventory

The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) is a measure of normal personality. The HPI was the first inventory of normal personality based on the Five-Factor Model and developed specifically for the business community. The HPI is a high-quality psychometric evaluation of the personality characteristics necessary for success in careers, relationships, education, and life.

Primary Scales:
• Adjustment: confidence, self-esteem, and composure under pressure
• Ambition: initiative, competitiveness, and desire for leadership roles
• Sociability: extraversion, gregarious, and need for social interaction
• Interpersonal Sensitivity: tact, perceptiveness, and ability to maintain relationships
• Prudence: self-discipline, responsibility and conscientiousness
• Inquisitive: imagination, curiosity, and creative potential
• Learning Approach: achievement-oriented, stays up-to-date on business and technical matters


2. HDS Hogan Development Survey

The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) identifies personality-based performance risks and derailers of interpersonal behavior. These derailers affect an individual’s leadership style and actions. If these behavior patterns are recognized, however, they can be compensated by development and coaching.

The HDS concerns characteristics not covered by the Five-Factor Model. Under normal circumstances, the elevated scores on the HDS scales may actually be strengths. However, when an individual is tired, pressured, bored, or otherwise distracted, these risk factors may impede effectiveness and derail success in careers, relationships, education, and life.

Primary Scales:
• Excitable: moody, easily annoyed, hard to please, and emotionally volatile
• Skeptical: distrustful, cynical, sensitive to criticism, and focused on the negative
• Cautious: unassertive, resistant to change, risk-averse, and slow to make decisions
• Reserved: aloof, indifferent to the feelings of others, and uncommunicative
• Leisurely: overtly cooperative, but privately irritable, stubborn, and uncooperative
• Bold: overly self-confident, arrogant, with inflated feelings of self-worth
• Mischievous: charming, risk-taking, limit-testing and excitement-seeking


3. MVPI The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory

The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) is a personality inventory that reveals a person’s core values, goals and interests.

Primary Scales:
• Recognition: responsive to attention, approval, and praise
• Power: desire for success, accomplishment, status and control
• Hedonism: orientation for fun, pleasure, and enjoyment
• Altruistic: desire to help others and contribute to society
• Affiliation: desire for and enjoyment of social interaction
• Tradition: dedication, strong personal beliefs, and obligation
• Security: need for predictability, structure, and order
• Commerce: interest in money, profits, investment, and business opportunities
• Aesthetics: need for self-expression, concern over look, feel, and design of work products
• Science: quest for knowledge, research, technology, and data
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Dec 21, 2011 - 09:46am PT
horsefeathers.

tells a lot about hogan's personality, doesn't it?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Dec 21, 2011 - 11:44am PT
Personality Disorders: Most on here have one.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 21, 2011 - 12:22pm PT
Marlow, my favorite Personality type tool is the Enneagram:

http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

A number of my professional contacts like the Birkmann:

http://www.birkman.com/

There are a lot of good tools out there. But they are only useful if people are motivated to change some aspect of their lives. Any particular reason you are bringing this topic up?

Phyl
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 12:51pm PT
Phylp

There are many personality tests/inventories, but in Norway I think only two or three of them are professionally accepted as evidence based. One of the evidence based ones is Hogan.

During trolling and flaming you can, if you will, try to figure out which characteristics are activated in the different individuals involved. That's not a bad way to act. It may give you a distance to the flaming so that you do not "go off/melt down". You can hold back for a while, study what is happening, study the personalities, then choose what to do.

The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) identifies personality-based performance risks and derailers of interpersonal behavior, the ways we react when we are put under pressure or are bored.

One person can be high on many characteristics or low on many. Yes, we are all individuals. ;o)

Who is when put under pressure:
• Excitable: moody, easily annoyed, hard to please, and emotionally volatile
• Skeptical: distrustful, cynical, sensitive to criticism, and focused on the negative
• Cautious: unassertive, resistant to change, risk-averse, and slow to make decisions
• Reserved: aloof, indifferent to the feelings of others, and uncommunicative
• Leisurely: overtly cooperative, but privately irritable, stubborn, and uncooperative
• Bold: overly self-confident, arrogant, with inflated feelings of self-worth
• Mischievous: charming, risk-taking, limit-testing and excitement-seeking

In the forum we can quite easily see who is exciteable, who is skeptical, bold and/or mischieves. We do not as easily see who is cautious, reserved or leisurely because those who are usually withdraw when the heat is up.

The ones who get most pepper is the ones who are both high on Bold and on Mischievous. If they are also high on Adjustment and emotionally stable, they may tolerate the pepper quite well. But those who are low on Adjustment and haven't got the same emotional stability, may be experiencing a hell of a time when they are put under fire.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 21, 2011 - 01:40pm PT
Do they address the differences between being on fire on the internet and
actually being on or under fire in real life? :-)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 01:52pm PT
Hehe... no they don't. PTSD is surely more often a result of war than of being "under fire" on the internet, but PTSD is also a possible result of being "under fire" on the internet over a long time. The "victim" is not innocent, "mob" rules and "mob" can do harm. It's a question of how the person "under fire" experiences the situation.

The inventory is not used to test victims of war or of the internet.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 21, 2011 - 02:33pm PT
So each one of those types is one of his heroes??



Actually this personality types / disorders thing comes up a lot here and could generate some other threads...

What about this one?
'The High Sensation seeking personality'
Here's what Psychology today says, and even names climbers!Too big to paste, sorry you link haters...
http://www.psychologytoday.com/em/22446

a further search has some interesting results relevant to this forum

http://www.google.com/search?q=high-sensation+seeking+%28HSS%29+personality&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

But that's just one. What about other personalities / personality disorders, that crop up on this forum?
Borderline personality disorder,
Narcissists,
and more informally;
Perfectionists,
adrenaline junkies,
Abusers in general,
Manipulative partners, etc.

We all know 'em! I see a lot of possible spin offs in the new year
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 02:44pm PT
Thanks for good links Jaybro.

Everybody has got a personality that can be indicated through personality testing. A few have got something that can be put into the category of personality disorder, but that is based on diagnostic activity, not on personality testing. I guess you know very well, but I wanted to make the distinction between personality testing of "normal" people and the "diagnosing" of personality disorders, since you did not make the distinction yourself.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Dec 21, 2011 - 02:46pm PT
im gone.

that is my personality.

what you see of me now
is just an echo of my ancient person
that might have been, prolly was,

an ages ago.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 02:49pm PT
A poet is free to paint the world in the colors he want, Norwegian.
Hilt

Social climber
Utah
Dec 21, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
Damn, we all have "visited" some bad traits, even beat some through to improve ourselves. I am sure as heck won't claim them unless they are actively interfering. :) Luckily the other half makes sure I keep heading in the right direction. I walk the line...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 21, 2011 - 02:54pm PT
Good point Marlowe, I guess we(I) tend to detour to the dark side all too often in these exploration, though tht was part of why I mentioned spin-off threads, to examine tangents. Though I should have put it that way.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 02:57pm PT
Hilt,

Most of us have both saints and demons within and are walking the line. It's quite interesting to walk the line isn't it? I think it is a good thing to be in contact with both the demon and the saint, being able to choose what to do. Neither is falling too bad - for most of us.

Poetically speaking.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 21, 2011 - 03:53pm PT

[youtube=http://www.personalitypage.com/high-level.html]

http://www.personalitypage.com/high-level.htmlhttp://www.personalitypage.com/high-level.html
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 21, 2011 - 03:54pm PT


http://www.personalitypage.com/high-level.html
rectorsquid

climber
Lake Tahoe
Dec 21, 2011 - 04:01pm PT
If this wasn't posted by someone with a history of other posts, I would think it was spam trying to get us to visit the HPI site and buy their services.

[url]http://www.hoganassessments.com/hogan-personality-inventory[/url]

Sounds like a good idea for a business since everyone certainly has a personality. Especially online.

Dave
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dec 21, 2011 - 04:03pm PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 04:04pm PT
If evidence based is something that matters to you: Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) with ISTJ, ISTP etc, is based on Jungian typology and is not one of the evidence based personality tests.

Personality type testing is business. Evidence based matters if you are serious about the validity of the tests and the results. There is a lot of people and businesses playing around with tests that are not evidence based. As within all businesses, so also within the business of personality testing. It is to a large extent circus and monkey business.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 21, 2011 - 11:28pm PT
there are some wide wannabe applications to this...
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