Big 5 personality scale and perceptual errors

  1. Discuss the positive and negative aspects of your Big 5 results on each dimension and how this may affect the way you carry out your work and task. For example, if you got 75% on agreeableness, what is the positive and negative implication of this score when you work?
  2. If you have work experiences, please use your past experiences to support your arguments. If you do not have work experiences, then you can search from references or use school examples.
  3. In answering this question, you can draw from your personal work experiences.
  4. Imagine now that you are promoted to a managerial role. Based on your Big 5 results, determine what you think would be the best management style for you. There are many different management styles and this is where research comes in.
  5. Based on research, why do you think a particular management style you chose is the “best fit” for your personality (based on Big 5 results)? The purpose of this question is for you to apply your Big 5 results into a managerial setting.
  6. We discussed many perceptual errors in class. Research 3 new perceptual errors (ie. not from the textbook) and discuss how each of these errors can influence you in an organizational setting. This question is also about applying the perceptual errors into a work setting.

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