As HR organizations continue to elevate their impact on business and workforce priorities, it is helpful to identify strengths and development opportunities as an HR function. Based on over 1,000 HR executives who have taken the Hogan assessments, this research explored the personalities of those leading HR departments around the globe. It sought to answer: How do HR leaders differ from other members of the global working population? Among the various findings are: 1) HR leaders are above average on Altruism (concerned about the welfare of others) and above average on Hedonism (a desire to enjoy life and have fun). 2) HR leaders scored well below average on Science (a desire for knowledge and using data to drive decision-making). And as HR functions strive to make more data-based decisions using people analytics, a few books to consider are Excellence in People Analytics: How to Use Workforce Data to Create Business Value | Jonathan Ferrar and David Green | July 27, 2021; Introduction to People Analytics: a Practical Guide to Data-driven HR | Nadeem Khan and Dave Millner | April 3, 2020 | Data-driven HR: Use Analytics and Metrics to Drive Performance | Bernard Marr | April 28, 2018.