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Department
Management (MGH)
Course
MGHB02H3
Professor
Brian Connelly
Semester
Fall

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February 27, 2011 9:35 PM W4:Ch2 PersonalityandLearning What is Personality? Personality: The relatively stable set of psychological characteristics that influences the way an indi- vidual interacts with his or her environment and how she or he feels, thinks and behaves Personality is determined by genetic predisposition and by long-term learning history To predict and understand organizational behaviour, one must know something about an individuals personality and the setting in which he or she works The Five-Factor Model of Personality (Five-Factor Model) The dimensions are: Extraversion - the extent to which a person is outgoing versus shy. Persons who score high on extraversion tend to be sociable, outgoing, energetic, joyful and assertive. Emotional stabilityNeuroticism - the degree to which a person has appropriate emotional con- trol. People with high em
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