High Potential Trait Indicator (HPTI)
Gain comprehensive insight into a person’s personality traits and how suited they are to a given role or position.
How it works
Develop your employees’ strengths to ensure they reach their full potential in a role that’s right for them.
The HPTI is a simple assessment but by completing it, you will gain a comprehensive report into an individuals potential.
Use the HPTI to understand how different personalities interact with a particular function or role. Use this knowledge to develop their strengths and identify areas for improvement.
No Good or Bad Scores
We tend to interpret high scores on tests as ‘good’ and low scores as ‘bad’ is not true for the HPTI. The key point is that every set of scores indicates a preferred leadership style: just because you scored outside the optimum band does not mean you cannot lead.
Assessment type: Leadership
Format: 78 questions
Availability: 25+ languages
Time to complete: 8 minutes
Training required: HPTI Accreditation
Validation: The HPTI has been extensively validated and optimised for workplace applications following psychometric research with thousands of participants with the acquired data being subject to advanced statistical methods.
Background & Theory
The High Potential Trait Indicator (HPTI) was developed by Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham in 2006.
The HPTI measures Conscientiousness, Adjustment, Curiosity, Risk Approach, Ambiguity, Acceptance and Competitiveness.
A person’s responses are reflected back as a position on a continuum for each of the 6 traits, consisting of Low, Moderate, Optimal or Excessive. Too much or too little of a trait will have advantages as well as disadvantages. Certain trait levels can indicate a high potential to succeed, or potentially indicate characteristics that could de-rail an otherwise successful person.
The Thomas HPTI is a self-report questionnaire. Individuals indicate their level of agreement on a 1-7 Likert scale (1 ‘disagree completely’ to 7 ‘agree completely') with 78 unique items. The HPTI takes just 8 minutes to complete.
Reliability & Validity
The HPTI has been developed over many years in collaboration with experts, professionals and practitioners through research programmes and in collaboration with researchers at University College London and High Potential Psychology Ltd.