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.
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.