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Personality and Behavior in Organizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Mac is very committed to the success of his company. He wants to ensure that all decisions made for the firm are well-thought out. Mac has learned to adopt a moderate stance on taking risks. Concerning risk taking, what kind of manager is Mac?

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Question 2 2. Misty enjoys working with her peers. She always tries to find variety in her workday. What scale from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument test is Misty demonstrating?

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Question 3 3. Keith is a good employee. His manager, Kim, matched him with the job that fits his personality type. Kim believes that Keith is a realistic personality type. What type of job is this MOST likely to be, based on Keith's personality?

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Question 4 4. According to Carlos, Rick's manager, Rick is very good at persuading people and is not easily persuaded. Rick is considered to be high machs. Which job would Rick be very successful at doing?

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Question 5 5. John's employees have a difficult time working with him because they think that he is too manipulative. What kind of personality trait is John displaying to his employees?

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Question 6 6. Annie works as the hotel receptionist. She tends to have a constant need for attention and is always seeking out for praise and affirmation from her boss. What kind of tendency is Annie displaying?

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Question 7 7. Employees display different personality traits in the workplace. These traits are observable and have been segregated into five different segments by the Big Five Personality Model. Select the answer choice that includes one of these traits.

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Question 8 8. James works hard on projects that challenge him to show his skills and talents. He has been very successful in his work and has received several promotions within his company. James is said to have the conscientiousness personality trait based on the Big Five personality traits. What specific observation supports the belief that James displays conscientiousness?

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Question 9 9. Heather demonstrates Type A personality traits at her job. Which behavior represents Heather's personality trait?

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Question 10 10. A personality trait is considered to be _____.

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Question 11 11. Prevailing theories in psychology suggest that the main factors influencing our personalities include all of the following EXCEPT which one?

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

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Question 13 13. 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?

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Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Harry is always willing to try new job positions, he is creative, cultured and easy to train. What personality trait does he exhibit?

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Question 16 16. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), individuals who are sensing take in information through their _____.

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Question 17 17. 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?

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Question 18 18. 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?

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Question 19 19. 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?

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Question 20 20. Why would a person with a Type B personality be better suited for a job in customer service?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following traits is NOT associated with a Type A personality?

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Question 22 22. How can companies prevent personality-job fit problems?

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Question 23 23. 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 24 24. Someone who looks forward to a constant flux of new information and is always trying to improve possesses which characteristic of a risk taker?

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Question 25 25. What does it mean if a worker is risk averse?

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Question 26 26. Calvin is a singer who gets anxious when speaking to large groups. However, once he starts singing, he immediately feels confident and calm. His transient anxiety in front of large groups is an example of which of the following?

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Question 27 27. Which of the following BEST illustrates a narcissistic employee's lack of empathy in the workplace?

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Question 28 28. Your company has asked you to hire someone who is motivated, organized and who shows up to work every morning. Which of the Big Five personality traits will you be looking for?

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Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a strength of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)?

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Question 30 30. Which of the following characteristic is common in low Machs?

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Personality and Behavior in Organizations Chapter Exam Instructions

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