HOGAN TESTS MEASURE REPUTATION, NOT IDENTITY
Identity is the story we tell about ourselves – your identity is the person you think you are. Although it is possible that the way we perceive ourselves is close to what others think of us, we are usually mistaken. Often, we have too much appreciation for our talents, or we may be unjustifiably strict with ourselves.
Reputation, on the other hand, is what those around us think of us, and it depends on our behavior and social skills. Your reputation is a person that other people consider you, and your success at work depends on your reputation. That is why it is on this part of the personality that the best personality tests are based.
The bright side of the personality describes how we communicate with others when we are in the best of well-being. Whether your goal is to find the right employee or develop stronger leaders, evaluating this part of your personality gives you valuable knowledge about how people work, how they lead, and how successful they will be in your organization.
The dark side of the personality comes to the fore with increased tension, stress and can disrupt relationships, damage reputations and ruin people’s chances of success. Having assessed the dark side of the personality, you can recognize and reduce the risk of activity before it has become a problem.
The inside of a personality is the goals, values, motives, and interests that determine what we desire and what we strive for. By evaluating the values, you can understand what motivates candidates to achieve success and in what positions and in what environment they will be most productive.