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Department
Commerce
Course
COMMERCE 1BA3
Professor
B A B A
Semester
Winter

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Comm 2BA3Chapter 2 Personality and LearningLearning is a critical requirement for effective organizational behaviour Employee learning must be continuous and lifelongWhat is personality Personality The relatively stable set of psychological characteristics that influences the way an individual interacts with his or her environment Personality summarizes personal style of dealing with the worldConsists of a number of dimensions and traits that are determined in a complex way be genetic predisposition and by ones longterm learning historySusceptible to change through adult learning experiencesThe FiveFactor Model of PersonalityExtraversion Sociable Talkative vs Withdrawn ShyOutgoing vs Shy Tend to be sociable outgoing energetic joyful and assertiveImportant in sales and managementEmotional stabilityNeuroticismStable Confident vs Depressed AnxiousHas appropriate emotional controlHighselfconfident and have high selfesteemLow selfdoubt and depressionAgreeableness Tolerant Cooperative vs Cold RudeFriendly and approachable Most likely to contribute to job performance in jobs that require interaction teamwork and cooperationConsciousnessDependable Responsible vs Careless ImpulsivePerson is responsible and achievement oriented Dependable and positively motivated Likely to perform well on most jobs given their tendency towards hard work and achievementOpenness to Experience Curious Original vs Dull UnimaginativeThinks flexible and is receptive to new ideas
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