Organizational_Behavior_ch4

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Chapter 4 - Individual Behavior - OB
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  1. The most widely used personality- assessment instrument in the world. It’s a 100- question personality test that asks people how they usually feel or act in particular situations.
    Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  2. What are the personality trait categories for the MBTI?
    On the basis of the answers individuals give to the test, they are classified as extraverted or introverted ( E or I), sensing or intuitive ( S or N), thinking or feeling ( T or F), and judging or perceiving ( J or P).
  3. What is the name of the more accurate personality profiling scheme?
    The Big Five Model
  4. What are the Big Five profile areas?
    • 1. Extraversion
    • 2. Agreeableness
    • 3. Conscientiousness
    • 4. Emotional Stability
    • 5. Openness to Experience
  5. What does "Extraversion" mean?
    This dimension captures one’s comfort level with relationships. Extraverts tend to be gregarious, assertive, and sociable. Introverts tend to be reserved, timid, and quiet.
  6. What does "Agreeableness? mean?
    This dimension refers to an individual’s propensity to defer to others. Highly agreeable people are cooperative, warm, and trusting. People who score low on agreeableness are cold, disagreeable, and antagonistic.
  7. What does "Conscientiousness" mean?
    This dimension is a measure of reliability. A highly conscientious person is responsible, organized, dependable, and persistent. Those who score low on this dimension are easily distracted, disorganized, and unreliable.
  8. What does "emotional stability" mean?
    ( often labeled by its converse, neuroticism) This dimension taps a person’s ability to withstand stress. People with positive emotional stability tend to be calm, self- confident, and secure. Those with high negative scores tend to be nervous, anxious, depressed, and insecure.
  9. What does "openness to experience" mean?
    This dimension addresses one’s range of interests and fascination with novelty. Extremely open people are creative, curious, and artistically sensitive. Those at the other end of the openness category are conventional and find comfort in the familiar.

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