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Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)

Question #1:

I am a calm and unstressed individual

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #1: This statement assesses the Adjustment trait.

When answering this question, you should consider whether agreeing with the statement demonstrates a positive attribute towards the trait. In this case, the statement expresses calmness, which is a positive attribute of a leader or a general role. Therefore, the statement is positive when considering the Adjustment trait and should be answered as Strongly Agree or Agree.

Question #2:

I regularly stay until the end when at parties

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #1: This statement assesses the Sociability trait.

When answering this question, you should consider whether agreeing to it demonstrates a positive attribute towards the trait. In this case, the statement expresses an open, friendly, and amicable attitude, which is a positive attribute of a leader or a general role. Therefore, the statement is positive when considering the Sociability trait and should be answered as Strongly Agree or Agree.

Question #3:

I am more comfortable working with data than with people

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #3: This statement assesses the Interpersonal Sensitivity trait.

When answering this question, you should consider whether agreeing to it demonstrates a positive attribute towards the trait. In this case, the statement expresses an unapproachable attitude that implies a lack of teamwork, which is a negative attribute of a leader or a general role. The test focuses on personality skills such as leadership and social skills, not your ability to analyze data. Therefore, the statement is negative when considering the Interpersonal Sensitivity trait and should be answered as Strongly Disagree or Disagree.

Question #4:

I am constantly in heated discussions with others

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #4: This statement assesses the Prudence trait.

In this case, the statement expresses an aggressive and unpleasant character, which is a negative attribute of a leader or a general role. The word constantly should be addressed here – and an employee who will always be easily aggregated is not desirable. Therefore, the statement is negative when considering the Prudence trait and should be answered as Strongly Disagree or Disagree.

Question #5:

Solving riddles gives me pleasure

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #5: This statement assesses the Inquisitive trait.

In this case, the statement expresses an intrigued, curious, and aspiring attitude, which is a positive attribute of a leader or a general role. Therefore, the statement is positive when considering the Inquisitive trait and should be answered as Strongly Agree or Agree. 

The HPI test is built of 206 statements, each correlating with a different trait (the five presented here, along with Ambition and Learning Approach for a total of 7 traits). You should consider which trait is assessed by each statement and how it supports or contradicts it. Eventually, each trait is placed on a scale according to your responses, and the optimal scoring for each trait may change according to the specific trait and the position you are applying for.

The best way to prepare for the HPI test is first to practice many statements and learn to understand which trait each statement assesses. You should also remember that the scale for each trait rarely reaches a full score in any individual – so you should not display extreme behaviour. HPI-specific study guides, full HPI test with explanations regarding each trait and each statement (which will help you learn how to improve your scoring while learning how not to go beyond the optimal range), can be found in our Hogan PrepPack

The HPI test is a classic personality assessment where positive attributes support a strong employee or leader. However, what happens when you are assessed about negative or problematic traits, which, if scored over the optimal range, may imply derailing employees, that may cause more damage to the team than contribution? Continue to the HDS practice questions, which, in 168 questions, assess the dark side of personality – with much less “straightforward” attributes and responses.

For additional HPI examples and more tips on how to choose the right answers for your job, go to our designated Hogan HPI page.

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As you might infer from this free online Hogan test, the real Hogan assessments possess several characteristics that make them uniquely challenging as compared with other personality assessments. Hogan’s unique approach to personality testing focuses on positive traits as well as negative traits, making them tricky for candidates who cannot simply rank themselves high on every desirable trait, lest they accidentally display traits that are not as desirable. The traits measured by the Hogan assessment tests are cleverly disguised, making it difficult to feign them.

For these reasons, our PrepPack™ is designed to place an emphasis on sharpening your ability to identify the traits being assessed by each statement, and what you can do to provide a genuine yet shining personality profile that will showcase your best qualities for your recruiters to see. The pack also features full-length simulations for the HPI, HDS, MVPI, and HBRI.

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Hogan Development Survey (HDS)

Question #6:

Most of the time, I do what my manager tells me to, despite my own opinions

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #6: This statement assesses the Dutiful trait.

When answering this question, you should consider whether agreeing to it demonstrates a positive attribute towards the trait. In this case, the statement expresses an obedient, hierarchy-oriented, yet non-independent attitude, which is mostly negative for leadership roles while somewhat positive for general employees. Therefore, the statement is positive when considering the Dutiful trait. Leaders should answer Strongly Disagree or Disagree, and general employees should answer Agree.

Question #7:

If I weren’t disrupted so much during my work, I would be more successful at it

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #7: This statement assesses the Leisurely trait.

In this case, the statement expresses an easily irritated and stressed person, which is negative for leadership roles and general employees. Therefore, the statement is positive when considering the Leisurely trait and should be answered as Strongly Disagree or Disagree.

Question #8:

The problems of others usually bother me

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #8: This statement assesses the Reserved trait.

In this case, the statement expresses an engaging and caring person, which is positive for leadership roles and general employees. Therefore, the statement is negative when considering the Reserved trait and should be answered as Strongly Agree or Agree.

Question #9:

There is almost always a self-serving reason behind a person doing a service for you

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #9: This statement assesses the Skeptical trait.

In this case, the statement expresses a pessimistic attitude, which is negative for leadership roles and general employees. Therefore, the statement is positive when considering the Skeptical trait and should be answered as Strongly Disagree or Disagree.

Question #10:

I enjoy having everyone's attention on me

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Answer #10: This statement assesses the Colorful trait.

In this case, the statement expresses a social, eccentric, yet self-centred attitude, which is questionable for both leadership roles and general employees. Therefore, the statement is positive when considering the Colorful trait and should be answered as Disagree.

Note: unlike the HPI, where the traits were all positive, and the objective was to identify the connection between the statements and traits while maintaining the score on the range for each statement – the HDS test is more complex. You have noticed that a few of the questions included “neutral” traits – meaning the range is at the centre of the scale. Maintaining a “neutral” score is far more challenging as you should demonstrate an ambivalent resemblance to a specific trait – meaning you should locate the traits of a specific trait and answer according to previous responses.

The HDS test is built of 168 statements, each correlating with a different trait (the five presented here, along with Bold, Cautious, Diligent, Excitable, Imaginative, and Mischievous, for a total of 11 traits). The test is comprised of “negative traits” (i.e., Skeptical, Mischievous, and Excitable), whose score should be at the bottom of the scale, as well as “neutral traits” (i.e., Diligent, Colorful, and Bold), whose score should be at the center of the scale. The complexity of the test, as well as the variety of traits, require prior knowledge and preparation to maximize the chances of success. HDS-specific study guides, full HDS test with an explanation regarding each trait and each statement, as well as tips to improve, are found in our Hogan PrepPack.

The third personality test is the Motives, Values, and Preferences Inventory (MVPI). Unlike the previous two tests – this one does not assess positive, negative, or neutral personality traits that determine how well an employee could fit in and improve themselves and their environment. Alternatively, the MVPI test, with its 200 questions, measures your motivations, interests, and goals, which will help determine not only if you fit a specific work environment but specific roles and routes to success as well. The test differentiates not only between manager and general employee positions but also between business (realistic oriented) and aesthetic (creative oriented) positions.

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Hogan Motives, Values, and Preferences Inventory (MVPI)

Question #11:

The humanities are the principle of all culture

Disagree

Agree

Uncertain

Answer #11: This statement assesses the Aesthetic trait.

When answering this question, you should consider whether agreeing to it demonstrates a positive attribute towards the trait. In this case, the statement expresses a creative, visually oriented individual, and therefore it is positive when concerning the Aesthetic trait.

For business positions, this statement is “Neutral” as business/scientific positions can have a large range of medium scores for the Aesthetic trait. Still, for this statement, the answer should be Agree.

For aesthetic positions, this statement is positive, as creative/designer positions should have a high score for the Aesthetic trait. Therefore, the answer should be Agree.

Question #12:

The universe’s unknowns are concrete and learnable

Disagree

Agree

Uncertain

Answer #13: This statement assesses the Scientific trait.

In this case, the statement expresses a realistic and curious individual, and therefore it is positive when concerning the Scientific trait.

For business positions, this statement is positive as business/scientific positions should have a high score for the Scientific trait. Therefore, the answer should be Agree.

For aesthetic positions, this statement is “Neutral” as business/scientific positions can have a large range of medium scores for the Scientific trait. Still, for this statement, the answer should be Agree.

Question #13:

I would like it more if I were to work independently

Disagree

Agree

Uncertain

Answer #13: This statement assesses the Affiliation trait.

In this case, the statement expresses a self-oriented and individualistic attitude, and therefore it is negative when concerning the Affiliation trait.

For manager positions, this statement is negative as leaders work in teams, lead their employees, and should inspire teamwork. Therefore, the answer should be Disagree.

For general positions, this statement is “Neutral” as universal employee positions vary between individual roles and part of a team. Still, for this statement, the answer should be Disagree.

Question #14:

People who prefer to focus on labour over fun are uninteresting

Disagree

Agree

Uncertain

Answer #14: This statement assesses the Hedonistic trait.

In this case, the statement expresses a social attitude, while it may be lacking motivation for hard work, and therefore it is positive when concerning the Hedonistic trait.

For business positions, this statement is negative as business/scientific positions require hard work, thoroughness, and dedication which may sometimes overcome recreational activities. Therefore, the answer should be Disagree.

For aesthetic positions, this statement, while being more positive, as creative/designer positions are characterized by an open mind and a free spirit – is still negative for all workers since it shows a lack of work ethics. Therefore, the answer should be Disagree.

Question #15:

It is preferable to be in charge than to be a subordinate

Disagree

Agree

Uncertain

Answer #15: This statement assesses the Power trait.

In this case, the statement expresses a strive to be a leader and take responsibility. In contrast, it may express not accepting authority, and therefore it is positive when concerning the Power trait.

For manager positions, this statement is positive, as leaders should strive to be in charge and take responsibility. It is exceptionally important for business managers since they usually work in a stricter hierarchy. Therefore, the answer should be Agree.

For general positions, this statement is mostly positive but can also be neutral. Employers are looking for strong, confident employees who will take further responsibilities for themselves, however, to an extent. Therefore, the answer should be Disagree.

The MVPI test is built of 200 statements, each correlating with a different trait (the five presented here, along with Altruistic, Commercial, Recognition, Security, and Tradition, for a total of 10 traits). The special thing about the MVPI test is that most traits are not “absolute” – many are “Neutral”, as can be seen in the HDS test, and require precision and memory of previous responses when answering questions pertaining to specific traits. The difference between business and aesthetic positions is vital to fully understanding how the traits affect different roles.

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You have successfully completed the personality portion of our Free Hogan Test. However, the test is not over, and after assessing your personal traits, you will now face the cognitive portion of the Hogan assessment – the HBRI (Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory) test. The HBRI test includes graphs and tables, reading comprehension, and reasoning questions – all of which refer to different aspects of general businesses’ daily work. 


Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI)

Question #16:

HBRI Sample Question 1

 Choose the correct answer:

HBRI Sample 1 Answer 1
HBRI Sample 1 Answer 2
HBRI Sample 1 Answer 3
HBRI Sample 1 Answer 4

Answer #16:

The correct answer is:

(Leftmost answer)

In this question, you are presented with a pair of charts and asked to find which of the answer options creates an equivalent pair with the chart on the right. This means the relationship between the missing pie chart to the bar chart on the right has to be the same as the relationship between the pie chart and the bar chart in the given pair.

Notice that both of these charts represent the same information. Even though there are no specific numbers in the pie charts to make sure, all parameters (A, B, C, and D) are the same in relation to one another in both charts. For example, in both, D is the largest and C is the smallest.

A good way to solve this question is to find in the chart a prominent feature and look for the same feature in the possible answers. For example, in this case, C and D in the bar chart are identical and significantly smaller than the other bars in the charts. The only pie charts in which there are two identical and significantly smaller sections are A and B, and only in A those sections are labelled C and D.

Question #17:

HBRI Sample Question 2

Based on the previous years, what would be the best estimate for the 2018 total company's income?

A

140,742

B

140,760

C

138,736

D

140,700

Answer #17:

The correct answer is (A) - 140,742.

To solve this question, you have to calculate the change in percentage between years according to the formula:

According to the pattern, from 2017 to 2018 the total income will rise by ~5.2%.

💡 Another way of calculating the change in percentage between years is using the formula: 

To calculate the total income of 2018, use the formula:

Therefore, the total income of 2018 would be estimated at:

Question #18 - Text (answer the question below based on this passage)

Previous research established that “financial socialization” is the process through which children learn about finance, mainly from their parents. Most of the research concerning this process focuses on two aspects: the example parents set, and what they directly teach their children about money.

A new study suggests that a third aspect is no less important: the practical experience parents provide their children with money. There are various ways parents can give their children this practical experience: by giving them a regular allowance, by paying them for performing tasks that go beyond their regular chores, by offering cash rewards for good grades, or by encouraging them to save for a special purchase or a charitable donation. Some or all of these can be applied simultaneously, of course. The amount of money is not important – what matters is that the kids will have practical experience with money while the stakes are still low.

The researcher stresses the importance of gaining experience with money while the stakes are low, and while the children are under their parents’ guidance. If a person has to deal with money for the first time when alone, and the stakes are high (saving up for a house, paying bills, and managing daily expenses, for example), much more expensive and fateful mistakes might be made. The same mistakes can be made when the stakes are low, when the child can learn from them, and later in life, when alone and the sums are high, the child will avoid those same mistakes because they have practice and experience.

Adapted from: 'Parents: To prepare kids financially, give them practice with money' published on Science Daily. Source

Question #18:

Which of the following is not presented as ways parents can teach their children about money?

A

Rewarding them for good behaviour towards their siblings.

B

Giving them a regular allowance.

C

Offering cash rewards for good grades

D

Encouraging them to save for a special purchase or charitable donation.

 Answer #18:

 Only (A), “rewarding them for good behaviour towards their siblings”, is not mentioned in the text.

All of the other options are mentioned in the second paragraph as strategies parents can employ to teach their children about money management.

This kind of question requires you to read quickly, and more importantly, that you find the relevant information quickly.

A good strategy is to first read the question and try to pick up a few keywords to quickly find in the text so you won’t have to read it in its entirety since it is mostly irrelevant.

Question #19:

HBRI Sample Question 4

 Choose the correct answer:

HBRI Sample 4 Answer 1
HBRI Sample 2 Answer 2
HBRI Sample 1 Answer 3

Answer #19:

The correct answer is:

(centre answer)

This question requires mentally rotating a chart consisting of multiple shapes. On this type of question, it is helpful to focus on one of the shapes and examine it separately.

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To demonstrate how focusing on a single feature of the visual can help you solve the question, let us focus on the L shape.

In the original chart, it is located on the right side, and its thin arm is close to the ellipse and is pointing right. Now, carefully examine what happens when the chart rotates:

If you turn the chart 90° clockwise, the L shape moves to the bottom of the chart, and its thin arm is still close to the ellipse and points down. This is what happens in Chart B.

If you turn the chart another 90° clockwise, the L shape moves to the left side of the chart, and its thin arm is still close to the ellipse and points left. In chart C, the L shape is located on the left side and its thin arm is pointing left, but it is not close to the ellipse, so this option should be eliminated

If you turn the chart yet another 90° clockwise, The L shape is identical to chart A: The L shape moves to the top of the chart, and its thin arm is still close to the ellipse and points up.

The correct answer is either A or B. To decide between the two, select another salient feature such as the rectangle with the trimmed corner, and examine what happens to it as the chart rotates. In the original chart, it is located at the bottom of the chart and its trimmed corner is adjacent to the L shape.
If you turn the chart 90° clockwise, the rectangle moves to the left side of the chart and its trimmed corner is still adjacent to the L shape. This is what happens in chart (B).

If you turn the chart another 90° clockwise, the rectangle moves to the top of the chart and its trimmed corner is still adjacent to the L shape.
If you turn the chart yet another 90° clockwise, the rectangle moves to the right side of the chart and its trimmed corner is still adjacent to the L shape. In chart (A), the rectangle is located on the right side of the chart but is not adjacent to the L shape, so this option should be eliminated.

 

💡 Another method of resolution is to describe the shape in words. You can say that the thick arm of the L shape is adjacent to the trimmed corner of the rectangle. Then, you can check which of the answer options matches this description. Only option (A) accurately matches the description, which makes it the correct answer. In option A the thick arm of the L shape is adjacent to a “full” corner of the rectangle. In option C it is the thin arm of the L shape that is adjacent to the trimmed corner of the rectangle.

Question #20:

The company you work for is designing new ads. All the new ads must be approved by the board. If some of the new ads are turning a profit for the company, which of the following must be true?

A

All ads approved by the board are turning a profit.

B

Some of the ads approved by the board are causing losses.

C

None of the ads approved by the board are turning a profit.

D

Some of the ads approved by the board are turning a profit.

Answer #20:

The correct answer is (D).

Answer (D) is the correct answer because it is the only one that must be true. Since all new ads must be approved by the board, it follows that the new ads that are turning a profit were also approved by the board. Therefore, it is true that some of the ads approved by the board are turning a profit.

Answer (A) is incorrect since the question states that only some of the new ads are turning a profit, not necessarily all.

Answer (B) is incorrect since the question requires that the answer must be true. While it is possible, realistically, that some of the ads are causing losses, we cannot know that from the presented information. The sentence “some of the new ads are turning a profit” does not necessarily mean that the opposite is also true (that some of the new ads are causing losses). It may be that the other ads are breaking even, or that all of them are turning a profit (since "some" means at least one, possibly all); there is not enough information to know. Since it is impossible to know for certain, the requirement to pick a statement that must be true, beyond a doubt, is not met.

Answer (C) is incorrect since the question clearly states that some of the ads are turning a profit, meaning it cannot be true that none of them is profitable.

The HBRI test measures your cognitive abilities to handle daily tasks required by employees in a variety of positions. The questions will assess your abilities to solve problems, make decisions, analyse information, and learn from mistakes. While there’s no time limit – you will be measured for answering time, as a clock moving forward will be present – making the test more challenging. While the questions may look simple at first sight – they are more elaborate than they seem, require a broad set of cognitive skills, and must be practiced in answering quickly and accurately. Precise and full simulations, accompanied by study guides and additional practice can be found in our Hogan PrepPack.

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The HBRI is designed to be more challenging than any run-of-the-mill cognitive assessment test. Its questions cover a wider range of cognitive abilities and areas of knowledge than most other assessments, and they are typically at a higher difficulty level than is common with other tests.

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