In the Psychometrist’s Chair, Episode 4: Hogan MVPI Instrument

For regular readers whose medium-term memory has not been erased by the imperatives of haste, you may remember that our account of the experience and value of completing four of the most commonly used psychometric instruments has so far been incomplete. (If you’re new here, or would value a memory-jogger, there are previous articles about MBTI, FIRO-B and the Hogan Development Survey.) Having been delayed by the need to respond to urgent priorities – in which I suspect there is another valuable life lesson – this time we look at the Hogan Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI).

For regular readers whose medium-term memory has not been erased by the imperatives of haste, you may remember that our account of the experience and value of completing four of the most commonly used psychometric instruments has so far been incomplete. (If you’re new here, or would value a memory-jogger, there are previous articles about MBTI, FIRO-B and the Hogan Development Survey.) Having been delayed by the need to respond to urgent priorities – in which I suspect there is another valuable life lesson – this time we look at the Hogan Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI).

In the Psychometrist’s Chair: Episode 3 – The Hogan Development Survey

There are probably some fairly bad taste jokes to be cracked in the context of psychometrics about ‘not knowing your own strength’, and I’ll try to avoid them. But as psychometric instruments go, the Hogan Development Survey is different in identifying those strengths that can, indulged to excess, undermine us. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Dark Side’ rather than ‘The Development Survey’, it will help to keep in mind that the reference is to the less desirable aspects of our personality that may escape our ability to control or conceal them when we are living or acting under pressure.

There are probably some fairly bad taste jokes to be cracked in the context of psychometrics about ‘not knowing your own strength’, and I’ll try to avoid them. But as psychometric instruments go, the Hogan Development Survey is different in identifying those strengths that can, indulged to excess, undermine us. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Dark Side’ rather than ‘The Development Survey’, it will help to keep in mind that the reference is to the less desirable aspects of our personality that may escape our ability to control or conceal them when we are living or acting under pressure.