Understanding Human Nature and Behaviour Notes

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Understanding Human Nature and Behaviour Notes Self-awareness People are the most important organizational resource Improving predictability and self-confidence Building relationships Effective utilization of human resources Avoiding or managing conflicts Improving the quality of life and work environment Reflection Have you ever faced a person whom you failed to understand? Have you ever been misunderstood (as a person)? Have you ever been frustrated by people who looked, behaved, thought or felt very different than you? Have you ever looked down on someone who behaved, thought or felt differently?
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Personality Personality describes the character of emotion, thought, and
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Unformatted text preview: behavior patterns unique to a person • It is a particular pattern of behaviour and thinking prevailing across time and situations that differentiates one person from another • Personality is the sum total of ways in which an individual react and interacts with others • Personality is that which permits a prediction of what a person will do in a given situation • It explains how each individual is unique • Personality is one of the key determinants of human behaviour – but there are also other factors of behaviour e.g. situation, attitude, cognition, motivation, belief etc....
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