Hogan Motives Values Preferences Inventory

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

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Hogan MVPI | Inside of personality assessment

The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) describes personality from the inside.  The core goals, values, drivers, and interests that determine what we desire and strive to attain. By assessing values, you can understand what motivates candidates to succeed, and in what type of position, job, and environment they will be the most productive.  

The MVPI can also help diagnose areas of compatibility and conflict among team members. Core values are part of a person’s identity. Consequently, they are a person’s key drivers - they are what a person desires and strives to attain.

Core values are part of a person’s identity and it is the violation of our values that can trigger our dark-side!

Whether you are implementing organisational assessment processes or enhancing your executives’ development, the MVPI reports can help you identify the fundamental factors that distinguish personalities and determine career success.


  • 15- to 20-minute completion time
  • Available in more than 40 languages
  • Evaluates the fit between values culture
  • Predicts success and job satisfaction
  • More than one million participants assessed
  • Validated for use in more than 400 research studies
  • No invasive or intrusive items
  • No adverse impact
  • Online administration

MVPI Scales

The Hogan MVPI contains 10 primary scales. Each scale contains 5 subscales concerning Lifestyle, Beliefs, Occupational Preferences, Aversions and Prefered Associates. Data is presented in terms of percentiles, where scores indicate the proportion of the population who will score at or below the participant.

Low Scores:

be indifferent to praise and feedback like to be left alone to work

High Scores:

appreciate feedback and want to be noticed

Low Scores:

not care about being successful not want to make a difference

High Scores:

want to be successful want to make a difference

Low Scores:

be serious and business-like always be working

High Scores:

seek pleasure and fun want to enjoy work

Low Scores:

believe in self-reliance think people should help themselves

High Scores:

want to help the less fortunate want to improve society

Low Scores:

prefer to work alone enjoy their own company

High Scores:

need social interaction want to be included

Low Scores:

want to change the status quo value innovation and progress

High Scores:

respect hierarchy and authority value the lessons of the past

Low Scores:

take chances embrace risk

High Scores:

need structure and predictability avoid risk

Low Scores:

be unconcerned about money value self-development

High Scores:

want to make money value materialistic outcomes

Low Scores:

value substance over style care about functionality

High Scores:

be interested in creative self-expression be concerned about the look and feel of work products

Low Scores:

make quick decisions based on experience trust intuition over data

High Scores:

prefer rational, data-based decisions challenge authority

MVPI Subscales

MVPI Subscales


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