ch18 - MODULE 18 I NDIVI DUAL BEHAVI OR How do...

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MODULE 18 INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR “There’s beauty in individual differences” How do personalities influence individual behavior? How do perceptions influence individual behavior? How do attitudes influence individual behavior?
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INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR Personalities MODULE GUIDE 18.1 The Big Five personality traits describe  work-related individual differences.  Additional personality traits can also  influence work behavior.  People with Type A personalities tend to  stress themselves.  Stress has consequences for work  performance and personal health.
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INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR Personalities Personality is the  profile of  characteristics  making a person  unique from  others.  If you were to describe a person using the Big Five personality traits, you would be talking about the degree to which he or she is extroverted or introverted, agreeable or disagreeable, conscientious or not, emotionally stable or not, and open or closed minded. Other personality traits that may play a role in the workplace are locus of control, authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, problem-solving styles, and self-monitoring.
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INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR Personalities How to Identify the Big Five Personality Traits   Extraversion  An extravert is talkative, comfortable, and confident in interpersonal relationships; an introvert is more private, withdrawn and reserved. Agreeableness  An agreeable person is trusting, courteous and helpful, getting along well with others; a disagreeable person is self-serving, skeptical and tough, creating discomfort for others. Conscientiousness 
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