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Learn how to identify Negativity in Candidates

Learn about negativity and how to screen candidates for it to improve company culture.

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Negativity

Definition

A belief that things, conditions or one’s own abilities are worse than they really are. The glass is half empty when it is more than half full.

What the Trait is NOT

A healthy understanding of reality. Criticisms of others.

Closely Related Traits

Closely Related Tests

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Low Range

Low Range

Less than 30. Because there is only one right answer out of 5 for each question, 20 could be achieved by just guessing answers. This person would have a poor understanding of how to supervise people or do the people handling side of a management position.

Poor Range

Poor Range

31 to 38. This person would have a poor understanding of what it takes to supervise people or do the people handling side of a management position.

Borderline Range

Borderline

39 to 44. This person would have a borderline understanding of what it takes to supervise people or do the people handling side of a management position.

Ok Range

OK Range

45 to 57. This person would have an OK understanding of what it takes to supervise people or do the people handling side of a management position.

Good Range

Good Range

58 to 74. This person would have a good understanding of what it takes to supervise people or do the people handling side of a management position.

High Range

High Range

75 to 100. This person would have an excellent understanding of what it takes to supervise people or do the people handling side of a management position.

Interview Questions

Do you have to be reminded to take your vacation time? Why is that?

Do you feel hard work is the answer to most problems at work? Why is that?

What experience have you had with that?

What are the main reasons you come to work?

How would you rate the importance of each of those?

What was your purpose in working at your last job?

Do you have any workaholic tendencies?

When looking at the Negativity trait

A high level of negativity may not be a problem in itself. Make sure to compare it to scores on the other integrity and attitude traits to get a holistic view.

Supervisor Strengths