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Individual Differences and Personality Chapter 5
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Define individual differences and identify  the general categories of individual  differences that are important in work  organizations (including KSA’s and  personality traits).
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In Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA’s) Knowledge - 
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Skills –  Abilities - 
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What is PERSONALITY? The collection of characteristics  that determines a person’s  preferences and individual  style of behavior.
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Describe the determinants of personality (heredity, environment, and the situation) and identify the Big 5 Personality Traits. Heredity:  Increasing evidence that there  is a genetic component to personality  (nature component) Environment:  Personality is also  influenced by life experiences (nurture  component)
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The situation:  Although personality is  generally stable, if situations are strong  (ie there are strict norms for appropriate  ways of thinking, feeling, or behaving),  then personality is likely to manifest itself  in behavior; for example, an extroverted  person is more likely to exhibit this  personality predisposition in interactions  with friends than when at church.
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Identify the Big 5 Personality Traits 1. Extroversion
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2. Agreeableness
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3. Openness to Experience
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4. Emotional Stability
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5. Conscientiousness
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The “Big Five” Openness Conscientiousness Extroversion Agreeableness Neuroticism (Emot. Stability) Uncreative Conventional Uncurious Lazy Disorganized Late Loner Quiet Passive Suspicious Critical Irritable Calm Unemotional Comfortable Creative Original Curious Hard-working Well-organized Punctual Joiner Talkative Active Trusting Lenient Good-natured Worried Emotional Self-conscious
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course WCOB 2033 taught by Professor A during the Spring '07 term at Arkansas.

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