Introduction

With increasing work pressure and receding patience, workplaces these days provide the perfect environment, conducive for triggering of dark traits, which tend to threaten the safety of employees, customers and work culture as a whole.

Mettl has created a dark personality trait inventory that contains 6 dark traits: Opportunism, Self-Obsession, Insensitivity, Temperamental, Impulsiveness and Thrill-Seeking. Mettl Dark Personality Inventory (MDPI) aims to measure negative personality constructs in potential hires (during hiring process) and existing employees. Through this personality diagnostic, we also aim to contribute to a greater goal of ensuring safety at workplaces.

Test Details:

NUMBER OF ITEMS:
80

Scaling Method Used:
Likert ScalingLikert 

RESPONSE STYLE:
Social Desirability and Central Tendency

TOOL STANDARDIZATION:
Overall reliability : .865, Construct validity estimation with EFA and CFA procedures

6 Dark Personality Traits and Its Variants:

Opportunism
Tendency to be deceitful and manipulative.
 

greedy
competitive
ambitious

Self-Obsession
Tendency to possess an inflated sense of self.

Conceited
Attention-Seeker
Dramatizer

Insensitivity
Tendency or inability to understand others' pain and perspective.

Logical
Inconsiderate
Callous

Temperamental
Tendency to become angry at the slightest provocation.

Assertive
Volatile
Violent

Impulsiveness
Tendency to act on a whim with no forethought.

Spontaneous
Careless
Rash

Thrill Seeking
Tendency to do activities perceived as risky but rewarding.

Excitable
Adventurous
Daredevil

Mettl & SHRM Research

In collaboration with SHRM, Mettl designed a framework to identify the workplaces that provide a conducive environment for display of dark behavior, owing to the presence of higher intensity of dark traits and trigger factors. The framework has been made after extensive research and data collected from 1900 respondents, belonging to different job roles and industries. Our whitepaper on – ‘Uncovering the Dark Traits of Human Personality’, segregates key industries and job roles into three zones:

Three Zones of Dark Personality

Key Industries with Top 3 Undesirable Dark Traits
Dark Traits in Key Industries Endanger Customer, Information and Asset Safety

Healthcare
Thrill-Seeking
Insensitive
Temperamental
Childcare
Insensitive
Temperamental
Self-Obsession
Food
Temperamental
Insensitive
Thrill-Seeking
Construction
Temperamental
Thrill-Seeking
Impulsiveness
Cab Services
Temperamental
Insensitive
Thrill-Seeking
Education
Temperamental
Insensitive
Impulsiveness
Healthcare
Temperamental
Self-Obsession
Impulsiveness
Healthcare
Temperamental
Insensitive
Impulsiveness
Healthcare
Temperamental
Insensitive
Thrill-Seeking
Healthcare
Temperamental
Insensitive
Opportunism
Temperamental
Insensitive
Impulsive
Self-Obsession
Opportunism
Thrill-Seeking

Job Roles with Top 3 Undesirable Dark Traits
Dark Traits in Key Job Roles Endanger Company Image, Culture and Asset Safety

Leadership
Temperamental
Impulsive
Self Obsession
Healthcare
Impulsiveness
Insensitive
Temperamental
Healthcare
Self-Obsession
Impulsiveness
Temperamental
Healthcare
Thrill-Seeking
Insensitive
Impulsiveness
Healthcare
Thrill-Seeking
Insensitive
Temperamental
Healthcare
Impulsiveness
Self-Obsession
Temperamental
Self-Obsession
Impulsiveness
Temperamental
Opportunism
Temperamental
Impulsiveness
Insensitive
Temperamental
Self-Obsession

Applications

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