MGHB02H3 Chapter Notes -Extraversion And Introversion, Conscientiousness, Externals

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To predict and understand organizational behaviour, one must know something about an individual"s personality and the setting in which he or she works. 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 stability/neuroticism - the degree to which a person has appropriate emotional con- trol. People with high emotional stability (low neuroticism) are self-confident: agreeable - the extent to which a person is friendly and approachable. Agreeable people are warm, considerate, altruistic, friendly, sympathetic, co-operative and eager to help others: conscientiousness - the degree to which a person is responsible and achievement-oriented. These people are dependable and positively motivated, orderly, self-disciplined, hard-working and achievement-striving: openness to experience - the extent to which a person thinks flexible and is receptive to new ideas. These people tend to be ore creative and innovative.

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