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The Personality Traits of a Manager Amelia Martin MOD 310: Issues in Management Week 5 September 17, 2014 A person’s personality trait can define who they are. Some can tell these traits by the way a person reacts to certain situations, personal or on the job. A person develop traits from the way they were raised and the environment that surrounded them. Everyone carries some type of personality trait, but no one carries any that are identical. Managers have personality traits just like everyone else. Traits are linked personally and indicates a person’s character. No one has the same feelings or thoughts. So it is vital for manager to understand their personal traits and figure a way to use them in management. These…show more content…
The key to openness to experience would be to seek and gain new experiences. Managers with a high level of this trait are more creative and encourage others to try something different. Managers with a low level will think twice about taking a risk (McGraw-Hill, 2006). There are many other personality traits that can also have an effect on managers. These traits plays a part of a manager’s demeanor and the way it coincides with others. One trait may affect a manager differently than another. One may be higher or lower than the other. Managers needs to know that learning and understanding the difference in their colleagues will be the key (McGraw-Hill, 2006). When someone has the confidence in themselves and what they are capable of accomplishing is called self-esteem. They have the notion that they can achieve any type of situations. They take on goals that are more on their level. Managers should have very high self-esteem so that they can acquire the desire to keep pushing forward when faced with problematic situations (McGraw-Hill, 2006). Then there are the internal locus and external locus of control which concerns what is going on around them. Internal locus of control takes ownership of their own actions and look for promotions because of them. They take the company goals to heart. External locus of control blame others for their actions because they do not believe in them.


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