This paper explores the relationship between self-reported innovative characteristics and dysfunctional personality traits. Participants (N = 207) from a range of occupations completed the Innovation Potential Indicator (IPI) and the Hogan Development Survey (HDS). Those who reported innovative characteristics also reported the following dysfunctional traits: Arrogant, Manipulative, Dramatic, Eccentric; and lower levels of Cautious, Perfectionist and Dependent. A representative approximation of the higher order factor “moving against people” (Hogan & Hogan, 1997) was positively associated with innovative characteristics. It is concluded that innovation potential may be viewed as a positive effect of some otherwise dysfunctional traits, most notably those encompassed under the second-order HDS factor ‘moving against people’.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Creative Behaviour|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2008|
- dysfunctional traits
- innovation potential
Zibarras, L. D., Port, R., & Woods, S. A. (2008). Innovation and the 'dark side' of personality: dysfunctional traits and their relationship to innovation potential. Journal of Creative Behaviour, 42(3), 201-215. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2162-6057.2008.tb01295.x