Personality Traits And Job Performance.

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Personality is defined as the consistent pattern of emotions, thoughts and behaviours that define a particular individual as well as the psychological mechanisms that bring about such aforementioned tendencies (McShane, Olekalns, & Travaglione, 2013). It also refers to individual reactions and interactions with others hence, it is an inner psychological feature as Hiriyappa (2012) describes. This predisposition explains behaviours and attitudes of employees hence a core determinant in organization behaviour as Kumar, Bakhshia and Rani (2009) explain.
Personality results from an amalgamation of nature and nurture factors. In the latter, innate qualities such as brain and hereditary factors, determine personality forms. In the former,... View More »

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Dark Triad and the FFM
The FFM is not comprehensive enough to describe the range of personality traits that exist, in particular it does not include socially malevolent traits. Block (2010) suggested that this may have been due to the words chosen for the test which led the exclusion of traits that may have been considered impolite. Recent research focuses on looking at the FFM and how it relates to the Dark Triad Personality Cluster. Traditionally these Dark Triad Traits have been tested for separately through the use of alternative models e.g. MACH-IV, NPI, SRP-III.
Veselka et al. (2012) found that some of the Dark Triad traits associated with elevated or reduced values in some of the Big Five dimensions of the FFM. The five factor model does appear to be accounting for some individual differences in antisocial behaviours but does not fully capture them in its current structure. Comparing the Supernumerary Personality Inventory and the Dark Triad Cluster showed strong correlations between those traits and SPI dimensions (Veselka et al., 2011). These findings suggest that more dimensions lie outside of the FFM than inside when considering the socially malevolent traits.

As FFM and MBTI focus on positive personality traits, SPI identifies negative traits that are related to the Dark Triad. Some factors such as genetic (nature) (Musek, 2007) and environment (nurture) influence individual personality traits (Veselka et al., 2011). Based on Veselka et al. (2012) findings, genetic and non-shared environment significantly affect individual personality traits. The ...

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