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Mettl Dark Personality Inventory

Safeguard Work Culture and Ensure Customer Safety

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INTRODUCTION

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 pyschometric test, we also aim to contribute to a greater goal of ensuring safety at workplaces.

Test Details:

NUMBER OF ITEMS:

80

SCALING METHOD USED:

Likert Scaling

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:

mdpi-framework

Key Industries with Top 3 Undesirable Dark Traits

Dark Traits in Key Industries Endanger Customer, Information and Asset Safety

Thrill-Seeking
Insensitive
Temperamental

Insensitive
Temperamental
Self-Obsession

Temperamental
Insensitive
Thrill-Seeking

Temperamental
Thrill-Seeking
Impulsiveness

Temperamental
Insensitive
Thrill-Seeking

Temperamental
Insensitive
Impulsiveness