Our third Core Assessment is the invaluable Hartman Value Profile (HVP), based on the research of Robert S. Hartman’s formal axiology. This unique assessment measures each individual’s thinking style. An individual’s thinking style is defined by their problem solving strengths, their problem solving struggles and their ability to avoid the blind spots associated with situational bias. In essence, the HVP assessment measures – with uncanny accuracy – an individual’s unique thinking approach.
The HVP is not a psychological, intelligence, or aptitude test. Instead, the assessment objectively captures your specific thinking pattern and documents your brain’s natural selection process when making decisions. Understanding the ability to process information is directly linked to leveraging strengths and limiting potential performance blockers. Your thinking and mental processing ability, like a musical or sports talent, can be honed and improved. However, to improve one’s decision-making, an individual must first fully understand the balance of thinking style strengths and challenges.
There are three core thinking dimensions + six sub-dimensions measured by the Hartman Value Profile:
- People (Intuitive Thinking) is measured by assessing Empathy and Self Esteem
- Task (Practical Thinking) is measured by assessing Practical Judgment and Role Awareness
- Systems (Conceptual Thinking) is measured using Systems Judgment and Self Direction
Additionally, the three HVP reports offer users with their choice of either a general (Self) or occupational (Sales or Management) focused perspective. All three report versions reveal thinking style insights about problem solving aptitude, thinking style communication and prioritized strengths, while also highlighting areas in need of development.