Personality in the Workplace

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Personality in the Workplace Personality in the Workplace Personality can be thought of as the sum total of ways in which an individual interacts and reacts to other individuals (Stephen & Robbins, 2013). Research has shown that measuring personality is a useful tool in making hiring decisions and helping organizations forecast who is best for each unique position. The Big Five Model Personality Model does a great job of predicting how individuals will behave in a wide range of real-life situations, including in an individual’s work life (Stephen & Robbins, 2013). After taking the assessment, my results showed that I scored highest in openness to experience/intellect and lowest in agreeableness. Though not surprising, these…show more content…
These traits are great for higher performance in the workplace, enhanced leadership, and greater longevity within an organization (Stephens & Robbins, 2013). Research shows that conscientious may be the highest predictor of overall job performance, proving its importance to organizational success. My score of being in the 64th percentile corresponds to the success I have had in my position as Client Success Manager at a leading research and advisory firm. My job requires an extreme level of organization and dependability as I act as a personal advisor to multiple c-level executives at top organizations. For my position, conscientiousness is the most important personality factor needed to achieve success and high job performance. Extraversion is the personality dimension that captures an individual’s comfort level with relationships (Stephens & Robbins, 2013). Individuals that score high in extraversion tend to be assertive and sociable. With a score in the 53rd percentile, I am neither particular social or reserved but rather somewhere in between. As a child I was very shy and borderline anti-social, but as I got older I learned to be more outgoing and comfortable interacting with others. Being 6’4” since the seventh grade, I had a hard time being the center of attention and would shy away from social gatherings and bringing any more attention to myself than I already had being so unique. Now as a woman in
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