Hogan HDS

The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) identifies personality-based performance and derailment risks of interpersonal behaviour. These behavioural tendencies negatively impact an individual’s leadership style, actions and ability to maintain interpersonal relationships.  If these tendencies are recognised, they can be managed and compensated for with 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.

Whether you are implementing an organisational assessment process or enhancing your executives’ development, the HDS can help you identify the behavioural tendencies that can undermine otherwise successful performance.


  • Coaching and Development
  • High-level position selection
  • Team functioning
  • Selection for safety sensitive jobs

Key Features & Benefits

  • Identifies problematic aspects of behaviour that are hard to detect during an interview.
  • Multiple language on-line test items and instant report output with 24hr availability.
  • Normed on more than 10,000 working adults globally.
  • No invasive question items, no adverse impact, validated in over 100 organisations on working adults.
  • 15- to 20-minute completion time
  • Provides insight on risks of over-using skills that could lead to career derailment.
  • Flexible implementation across international boundaries with various report options.
  • A tool that can be applied tactically and strategically across an organisation for all levels.
  • A unique and trusted and reliable tool, known for scientific rigour.


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Sample Reports

HDS Scales

The HDS has 11 primary scales. Data is presented in terms of risk ranges, where scores indicate the level of negative risk relative to the wider population.

Low Scores:

appear to lack passion, lack a sense of urgency

High Scores:

appear easily annoyed and emotionally volatile

Low Scores:

appear naive, gullible

High Scores:

appear mistrustful, cynical

Low Scores:

appear overly confident, to make risky decisions

High Scores:

appear too conservative, risk averse

Low Scores:

appear to avoid conflict, too sensitive

High Scores:

appear aloof and remote, indifferent to others' feelings

Low Scores:

appear, unengaged, self-absorbed

High Scores:

appear uncooperative, stubborn

Low Scores:

appear unduly modest, self-doubting

High Scores:

appear arrogant, entitled and self-promoting

Low Scores:

appear over controlled, inflexible

High Scores:

appear charming and fun, careless about commitments

Low Scores:

appear repressed, apathetic

High Scores:

appear dramatic, noisy

Low Scores:

appear too tactical, to lack vision

High Scores:

appear impractical, eccentric

Low Scores:

appear careless about details, easily distracted

High Scores:

perfectionistic, micromanaging

Low Scores:

appear possibly insubordinate, too independent

High Scores:

appear respectful and deferential, eager to please

HDS Risk Illustration

HDS Risk Illustration