Chapter 3 - Personality and Identity Chapter 3 What is...

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Personality and Identity Chapter 3
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What is Personality? Personality is all of the behavioural and mental characteristics that contribute to and define the uniqueness of an individual (e.g., shy, trustworthy, extraverted, anxious, outgoing, etc.) Personality is shaped by both genetic and environmental influences and remains relatively stable over time.
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Why Study Personality? Personality plays a role in the life of an organization It can affect an individual’s decisions related to: The type of occupation to pursue What organization to work for What specific position to pursue in an organization Personality determines demonstrated behaviours in a job and an organization
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Theories of Personality Situational Personality is shaped or determined as the result of specific environments Focuses on work and the organization to understand: Causes of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction Strong and weak job performances Work-related attitudes and behaviours
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