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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.
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...
People with high adjustment can cope well with anxieties under pressure. Stress doesn't negatively influence their behavior and decision-making.
People with low scores on this scale can suffe...
People with a high tolerance for ambiguity can take in many viewpoints before coming to a decision. They find it easier to react to changes and to cope with complex problems.
People with a lo...
People with this trait are more creative and flexible and learn more easily.
But, in excess, curiosity may lead to moving from project to project without completing any of them.
People with this trait prefer to avoid potentially unpleasant confrontations.
Dealing with difficult situations in the face of opposition is critical for management positions.
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Mastery, once a sought-after attribute, is falling out of favour, according to the 2016 World Economic Forum report, and is slowly clearing the field for employees who can:
With the value of true expertise in serious decline, and the economy evolving towards a different set of requirements from employees, the impact on college education, career paths, worker safety, employability and even the nature of work is going to be profound.
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Over 100 years ago, Charles Spearman made discoveries about human intelligence. One is that the general factor of intelligence (g-factor) conforms to the principle of the "indiffer...
We all know people who consistently display ethically, morally and socially unreasonable behavior. Personality psychologists refer to these characteristics as "dark traits."
Researchers emphasize that these dark traits are related to each other, so they suggest that a D-factor exists. This is defined as the basic tendency to maximize one's own goal at the expense of others, and believing that one's malicious behaviors are justified.
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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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