Prepare for the Hogan Survey

JobTestPrep has developed customized Hogan HDS practice materials to ensure you are prepared to impress potential employers on your personality assessment. Our Hogan–style personality practice test, which includes questions for both the HPI and the HDS, is similar to the actual exam. It contains 266 true/false and agree/disagree questions.

In addition, get a full practice personality test with a detailed score report to prepare for the HDS test.


About the Hogan HDS

The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) assesses your characteristics that are likely to arise during times of stress. This assessment allows employers to identify and minimize your job performance risks before they become an issue. It takes approximately 15–20 minutes to complete and identifies your problematic behaviors. It is used to identify individuals that will potentially advance to more senior roles.


What Is Dark-Side Personality?

Dark-side personality refers to how most people behave when reacting to stressful situations. Most people will occasionally exhibit extreme (or dark-side) behavior, usually in response to pressure. This behavior can have a very negative impact on work performance, social interactions, and overall well-being.


How Is Dark-Side Personality Measured?

The Hogan Development Survey assesses the dark-side personality with the following eleven scales:

  • Excitable
  • Skeptical
  • Cautious
  • Reserved
  • Leisurely
  • Bold
  • Mischievous
  • Colorful
  • Imaginative
  • Diligent
  • Dutiful

Hogan HDS Score Report

hds score report

Taken from the Hogan Assessments website, these are four traits that are evaluated on the HDS, depicted here along with their optimal values. 


Hogan Development Survey Tips

  • Change your behavior, not your personality.
  • There are no right or wrong answers on the Hogan HDS.
  • Relax. By investing in test preparation, you will reduce your level of stress, allowing you to display a sound and coherent personality profile.

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