The Dark Personality at Work Inventory measures what in recent years psychologists and management scholars have called the “dark triad” of personality – Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy. These personality characteristics are proven to be counterproductive for work success, damaging interpersonal relationships, and preventing personal and professional development.
With the DPW companies can recognize undesirable traits like self-centeredness, coldness, manipulation, cynicism and outright aggression that might cause substantial interpersonal problems and material losses at the workplace.
The test covers personality characteristics not included in the Big Five model of personality, and in combination with the Big Five Personality Inventory gives a complete assessment of personality (normal and abnormal). The DPW’s items are written in a non-intrusive language and the test has defenses to faking.
HR professionals can use it to screen out candidates who might destroy the work climate in their future organization (narcissists), who lack the sincere engagement needed for successful performance and work only on their personal agendas (Machiavellians), or who are aggressive, impulsive and lack remorse about actions that might verbally or physically hurt their colleagues (Psychopaths).
The inventory is also good for assessing the interpersonal dynamics of small teams and preventing problems by helping each employees overcome their personal derailers.
This test contains the following scales: