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Our tendency to be “nice” can be separated into two related but distinct personality traits: politeness and compassion.
Politeness is linked to being fair, while compassion is helping oth...
Politeness refers to our tendency to be respectful of others and not aggressive. It's about having good manners based on traditional values.
Compassion refers to our tendency to be emotionally concerned about others and rests on progressive values.
Politeness and compassion lead to different kinds of behaviors.
Polite people tend to do the right thing while they may not necessarily help people in need. Compassionate people will respo...
We should strive for politeness and compassion, as both have a role to play in society.
As a principle: if you can, help others; if you can't, at least do not hurt them.
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The light triad of human nature consists of three distinct factors:
The dark triad of personality consists of narcissism (self-importance), Machiavellianism (strategic exploitation and deceit), and psychopathy (callousness and cynicism).
We are all at least a little bit narcissistic, Machiavellian and psychopathic.
The light triad is not simply the opposite of the dark triad. There is a little bit of light and dark in each of us.
A study revealed that the average person is leaning more toward the light triad than the dark in their everyday patterns of thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Extreme malevolence is rare in the general population.
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Workplace personality tests are used to sort people according to various thinking styles, such as into/extroversion and thinking/feeling.
Many psychologists feel that the theory behind the d...
Recently, six traits were identified that are consistently linked to workplace success: Conscientiousness, adjustment, ambiguity acceptance, curiosity, courage, and competitiveness.
Each trait may have drawbacks at extremes. The relative importance of each trait will be determined by the job you are doing. Knowing the traits can also aid in personal development so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses and the ways you may account for them.
Conscientious people are committed to plans and ensure they carry them out accurately. They consider the wisdom of their decisions for the long-term.
They are essential for strategic planning but can be too rigid.
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