Workplace Personality Assessments

Understanding a person's personality traits provides valuable insight into how they approach their work and whether their strengths may become their derailers.

  • Create and support leadership development plans
  • Boost employee engagement by creating strong leadership
  • Retain future stars by developing them into senior roles
  • Inform succession planning
  • Add certainty to graduate recruitment
  • Boost teamwork amongst leaders
 

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How the High Potential Trait Indicator (HPTI) works

The High Potential Trait Indicator (HPTI) is a workplace personality assessment grounded in the 'Big 5' model, assessing traits that predict job success and risk for derailment.

Simple Assessment

The HPTI is a simple assessment but by completing it, you will gain a comprehensive report into an individual's potential.

Detailed Reports

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

Interpreting 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.

High Potential Trait Indicator Report

Assessment Information

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 Traits Inventory (HPTI) was developed by Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham at University College London (UCL) and High Potential Psychology Ltd.

The Thomas HPTI has been designed based on an ‘optimality’ model; this model assumes that a person’s personality traits can be considered ‘optimal’ based on the requirements of a particular job role or position, such as senior executive leadership

The personality traits measured by the HPTI are as follows:

  • Conscientiousness
  • Adjustment
  • Curiosity
  • Risk Approach
  • Ambiguity Acceptance
  • Competitiveness

A person’s responses on the HPTI will be reflected back as a position on a continuum for each of the 6 traits, falling into one of four bandings: 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 derail an otherwise successful person.

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HPTI Theory

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Format of the Thomas HPTI

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.

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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.

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.

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