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Waynescott probably has high linguistic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal intelligences. He may also possess logical-mathematical intelligence in terms of his deductive-reasoning abilities. AACSB: Knowledge Application Blooms: Apply Difficulty: 2 Medium Learning Objective: 03-02 Explain how multiple intelligences affect your performance. Topic: Big Five Model 82. More than one type of “personality” can define a successful manager. Let’s look at two managers at Control Data Inc. Alice is a hands-on manager who prefers to use a team approach to build consensus on department decisions. Carol, on the other hand, is more dictatorial. She does not like casual conversations and prefers to make decisions based on reports that she has received. Both managers are successful in terms of profitability for the company. Describe the personality traits that each manager might possess. Who would you rather work for and why? We use the Big Five Personality Dimensions to define personality. The dimensions are extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience, as shown in Table 3.2. Alice might score higher on extraversion, agreeableness, and openness to experience. Clearly, both are conscientious. Personality alone does not determine the success of a manager. AACSB: Knowledge Application Blooms: Understand Difficulty: 2 Medium Learning Objective: 03-03 Illustrate the ways in which personality can affect school and work performance. 83. Anita is an introvert and finds it hard to take control of a meeting. Based on her hard work and strong results, she has been promoted to team leader. What steps can Anita take to be effective her new position? Anita can benefit from the advice of Russ Fujioka, president of the Americas for cloud accounting company Xero. He is a self-proclaimed and successful introvert and suggests: Play to your strengths.Because engaging others is typically quite draining for introverts, it is a good idea to talk about and stick to topics you personally know and care about. This will make you naturally more energized and comfortable.