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Running head: INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITY 1Learning Your Individual Personality Tammy MorganYorkville University
INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITYOur Personality Predicts our BehaviourPersonality traits are how we describe or predict a person’s behavior based on their consistent patterns in how they feel, think and behave (Robins, Langton, & Judge, 2016, p. 48). I have always felt my personality stems from how my parents raised me. According to research, personality traits are based around our inheritance factors (DNA) than our environment factors (upbringing). Together, these factors form our individual personalities (Robins, Langton, & Judge, 2016, p. 48). As I have become older, I recognize just how similar my father and I are by how we think, react and mutual likes and dislikes. In some organizations, employers may administer a personality assessment to evaluate potential job candidates as well as current employees to evaluate strengths and create effective teams in the workplace (Taube, 2015, para. 6). The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality questionnaire used worldwide to gain insight into how you work and learn. Your responses will identify you as having one of the 16 personality types based on the four different temperaments. They are extraversion vs. introversion, sensing vs. intuition, thinking vs. feeling and judging vs. perceiving (Langton, Robbins, & Judge, 2016, p. 49). I am ESFJ. (“Jung Typology Test,” n.d.).