Wide-band personality inventories: comparing Hogan HPI, shl OPQ32r, Facet Five, and Trait-Map
As the lead author of Trait-Map, a wide-band personality inventory, I am often asked to compare our product to other similar products on the market. This is not an easy task, because the considerations of model creation and questionnaire development are not easily understood by people who are not deeply in the topic. It also takes time to really understand a personality assessment tool beyond the marketing materials: the real information is hidden in the Technical Manuals, and as the name suggests, these documents are dry as the Sahara. I take an attempt to make a comparison as objective as I can to help readers in better understanding these mysterious products...