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- Personality-job fit theory
- The Big Five personality model
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- How risk takers affect organizational behavior
- Type A and type B personalities
1. Intro to Personality
You put two people in the same situation and, odds are, they'll react in a range of different ways. Some people might even react in a completely unexpected or extreme way. Why is this? Read this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes people tick the way they do.
2. Personality-Job Fit Theory: Using Traits to Predict Workplace Behavior
Personality-job fit theory revolves around the idea that every organization and individual has specific personality traits. The closer match between the traits of the person and the company equals a higher chance of workplace productivity and satisfaction.
3. The Big Five Personality Traits & Workplace Behavior
Personality has a direct impact on the behaviors of employees at work. People's behavior patterns can be broken into a Big Five Personality Model (also known as O.C.E.A.N.), which will help companies understand workplace behavior.
4. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality framework is a theory of personality types that helps managers with job placement, conflict management, team building and career development.
5. Machiavellianism in Organizations: Justifying the Means by the Ends
Manipulation can be a powerful tool that is frequently put into practice by people who have a Machiavellian personality. This lesson describes characteristics of Machiavellianism in both high and low Machs.
6. Narcissism in Organizations: Definition, Characteristics & Effects on the Workplace
Narcissism in organizations can be very detrimental to corporate success. There are nine associated characteristics for which companies can screen potential employees in order to prevent a narcissist from being hired.
7. Risk Takers in Business: Description & Effects on Organizational Behavior
Organizations must be aware of two different types of individuals: those managers who are risk takers and those who are risk averse. Both types will affect how productivity, profits and success are determined.
8. Type A and Type B Personalities in Organizations: Definition & Characteristics
Type A and Type B personality characteristics are two contrasting descriptions of traits. In organizations, it is important to identify individuals with these traits and understand the best scenario for employee motivation, output, and job accomplishment for both types.
9. Thinking vs. Feeling in Myers-Brigg
When it's time to make a decision, some people are comfortable following their 'gut,' while others want to think through all the options and implications. In this lesson, you'll learn how these two approaches to decision making are reflected in the Myers & Briggs Type Indicator.
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