DERAILERS: A DEEPER LEVEL OF INTERPRETATION

When the pressure's on, the line between strength and weakness isn't always clear — drive becomes ruthless ambition, attention to detail becomes micromanaging. The dark side of personality derails careers and companies, but it doesn't have to.

The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) is the only personality assessment that identifies the dark side. Now we’re pleased to introduce HDS subscales, a deeper level of interpretation that gives you the strategic self-awareness you need to keep from going off the rails.

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HDS SCALES

DERAILERS

The HDS measures dark side personality characteristics, or derailers, along 11 primary scales.

The higher you score along a particular scale, the more likely you are to behave a certain way when you’re stressed. The primary scales tell you what your derailers are, the new subscales tell you how those derailers will show up in your day-to-day life.

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HDS BY LANGUAGE

THE DARK SIDE, WORLDWIDE

Hogan’s research archive contains millions of datasets and spans 56 countries on six continents.
Use the dropdown below to see the top 3 derailers by language.

  • Arabic ^

    Skeptical, Leisurely, Bold

     

    HDS RESEARCH DEMOGRAPHICS

    DIVE INTO THE DARK SIDE

    Different jobs require different interpersonal skills, and attract different types of people. Please note that derailers shown here are percentile-based, averaged across all respondents from that industry or job, and are provided only for general guidance.

    Select Industry or Job, and roll over icons to see the top derailers for each.

    INDUSTRY
    JOB
    • MANAGEMENT

      Excitable
      Reserved
      Mischievous

    • business & financial operations

      bold
      colorful
      dutiful

    • computer & mathematical sciences

      cautious
      reserved
      diligent

    • architecture & engineering

      cautious
      reserved
      dutiful

    • life, physical & social sciences

      cautious
      reserved
      dutiful

    • community & social services

      excitable
      reserved
      imaginative

    • legal

      excitable
      cautious
      diligent

    • education, training & library

      excitable
      cautious
      leisurely

    • arts, design, entertainment, sports & media

      excitable
      cautious
      mischievous

    • healthcare practitioner & technical

      excitable
      cautious
      dutiful

    • healthcare support

      excitable
      cautious
      leisurely

    • protective service

      leisurely
      diligent
      dutiful

    • food preparation & serving related

      excitable
      skeptical
      imaginative

    • building and ground cleaning & maintenance

      excitable
      mischievous
      colorful

    • personal care & service

      excitable
      cautious
      reserved

    • sales & related

      mischievous
      colorful
      diligent

    • office & administrative

      excitable
      diligent
      dutiful

    • farming, fishing & forestry

      cautious
      reserved
      dutiful

    • construction & extraction

      reserved
      diligent
      dutiful

    • installation, maintenance & repair

      cautious
      diligent
      dutiful

    • production

      reserved
      bold
      diligent

    • transportation & material moving

      reserved
      diligent
      dutiful

     
     

    HDS SURVEY

    LEADING FROM THE DARK SIDE

    Working for an off-the-rails boss can be a nightmare, but if you can spot your bosses' dark side characteristics, you can use them to your advantage. Tell us about your boss, and we’ll tell you how to deal with his or her derailers.

    MY BOSS IS ... ^