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Personality and Behavior in Organizations: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following terms describes the tendency to continue to support a failing course of action?

Question 2 2. What does it mean if a worker is risk averse?

Question 3 3. Which of the following BEST illustrates a narcissistic employee's lack of empathy in the workplace?

Question 4 4. Why would a person with a Type B personality be better suited for a job in customer service?

Question 5 5. You are looking for someone to fill a post as business strategy manager. Which of the following personality traits would you prefer?

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Question 6 6. Sam is a junior loan officer at a bank. He habitually dumps some of his work on the office staff so that he can go on long lunches with friends. He has no qualms accepting credit for all of the work done in his absence. Which of the following narcissistic behaviors is Sam MOST exhibiting?

Question 7 7. Sam works in human resources for a small web development company. The company environment is very organized based on the owner's philosophy that organization breeds development. Which of the Myers Briggs types should Sam be on the lookout for in prospective employees so that they will have the best fit with this environment?

Question 8 8. A personality trait is considered to be _____.

Question 9 9. What is a relatively stable set of characteristics that influence an individual's behavior?

Question 10 10. Lynette feels socially inept and has a constant fear of being shamed or rejected by others. As a result, she avoids interacting in social situations and is reserved in her close relationships. This is an example of a _____.

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Question 11 11. What would someone who exhibits the feeling type on the MBTI thinking/feeling scale MOST likely consider when making a decision about changes to the workplace?

Question 12 12. How can companies BEST protect themselves from hiring a narcissist?

Question 13 13. Executive Secretary Lenora looks down on the clerical staff and has started wearing designer clothes and pricey jewelry to display her value to those in power at the company. Which of the following explains her narcissistic behavior?

Question 14 14. Which type of Mach flourishes in face-to-face settings where there are limited rules and structure, and emotions hold little value in goal achievement?

Question 15 15. _____ are a person's usual ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.

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Question 16 16. Grant is a high school student who is taking a math test. The teacher had to step out of the room for an emergency and instructed the class to continue silently taking their tests. One of the other students realizes the teacher left the answer key on his desk and begins passing it around. Grant continues to silently take his test and does not look at the answers when they pass his desk. Where is Grant on the Mach scale?

Question 17 17. Which of the following traits is NOT associated with a Type A personality?

Question 18 18. How would you expect someone who is narcissistic to behave?

Question 19 19. In terms of a personality-job fit evaluation, a discrepancy between the individual's traits and the company's traits is calculated as a(n) _____.

Question 20 20. What does heightened expectations mean?

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Question 21 21. A risk taker is someone who:

Question 22 22. Prevailing theories in psychology suggest that the main factors influencing our personalities include all of the following EXCEPT which one?

Question 23 23. Jill is in nursing school and has exams every week. Before her exams, she makes sure to plan a time to study with a fellow nursing student. Jill does this because she knows she will put off studying if she is alone. What does this tell us about Jill's personality?

Question 24 24. Sue is a law enforcement officer. She is excellent at gaining confessions from suspects through her persuasive personality and questionable interrogation techniques. Where would Sue likely land on the Mach scale?

Question 25 25. Ever since Sam was small he loved physical activity. For him, an ideal job would require physical activity and good coordination. Which personality type BEST matches Sam?

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Question 26 26. Janet is extremely confident. She loves to give public speeches and engage in debate. Somehow, she always ends up being one of the leaders in any organization in which she is involved. Janet appears to have a(n) _____ personality and would probably do well as a _____.

Question 27 27. What type of trait is Machiavellianism?

Question 28 28. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), individuals who are sensing take in information through their _____.

Question 29 29. How can companies prevent personality-job fit problems?

Question 30 30. According to the MBTI, those who make decisions in a logical and objective manner would be considered to be a _____ employee on the _____ scale?

Personality and Behavior in Organizations: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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