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Personality.pptx

  1. 1. PERSONALITY
  2. 2. Introduction • Apart from commonalities, people are different in the way they appear and behave.
  3. 3. Introduction • As a human being each one of us shows certain specific patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. • They represent who we are and provide the basis of our interaction with other individuals. • In everyday life we often find people who are called “aggressive”, “jolly”, “happy” and so on. • These are impressions of people which we carry with us and use while interacting with them. It is in this sense that we frequently employ the word ‘personality’.
  4. 4. Introduction • The term personality is used in the apparent features of a person. • Psychologists use it to the characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling and acting. • By characteristic pattern we mean the consistent and distinctive ways our ideas, feelings and actions are organized. • When we talk about personality we usually refer to the totality or whole of the person.
  5. 5. Introduction ‘Personality’ as the essence of the person.
  6. 6. Definition • The characteristics or blend of characteristics that make a person unique Weinberg & Gould It is the consistent psychological patterns within an individual that affect the way they interact with others and the situations they encounter
  7. 7. Determinants of Personality • There are several factors that influence the shaping of a personality. • One can understand which behavior has influence on the personality characteristics of an individual • A brief review of such personality characteristics are given as :
  8. 8. Heredity Some characteristics of behaviour are genetic. Some traits like physical height, slimness, intellectual capacity, ability to learn, and logical power are also inherited. All such inherited traits have a significant influence on behavioural patterns.
  9. 9. Environment • The culture in which people are brought up in their lives and they type of socialization process such as socio economic status of the family, number of children in a family, birth order, education of the parents, friends and peer group pressures, religious practices, the type of schooling and recreational activities etc play a critical role in shaping our personalities.
  10. 10. Situation • The type of specific situation which a person encounters also equally shapes the type of personality characteristics
  11. 11. Personality Traits
  12. 12. Personality Traits • Popular characteristics including shy, aggressive, submissive, lazy, ambitious, loyal and timid. Those characteristics, when they exhibited in large number of situations, are called personality traits or enduring characteristics that describe on individual’s behavior.
  13. 13. Big Personality Traits • There are five Big Personality Traits which have a significant impact in individual’s life. They are as follows:
  14. 14. Extroversion • Extroverts are sociable, lively, and gregarious and seek outward interaction. • Such individuals are likely to be most successful working in marketing division, public relations etc. • Where they can interact face to face with others. • Introverts are quite, introspective and intellectual people, preferring to interact with a small intimate circle of friends. • Introverts are more likely to be successful when they can work on highly abstract ideas (R&D work) in a relatively quite atmosphere.
  15. 15. Agreeableness (Acceptableness) • This refers to the extent to which individuals agreeing and cooperating with others. Highly agreeable people are cooperative, warm and trusting. • People who score low on agreeableness are antagonistic. This characteristic is very important and critical in attaining a successful achievement in their life.
  16. 16. Conscientiousness • This refers to the extent to which people are responsible and dependable in their work and life. A highly conscientiousness person is responsible, organized, dependable and persistent. They are likely to move upward direction very quickly and attain remarkable achievement in their life. Those who score low on this dimension are easily distracted, disorganized and unreliable.
  17. 17. Emotional Stability • This refers to the extent to which people have the ability to withstand stress. People with positive emotional stability tend to be calm, self confident and secure. Those with highly low level of emotional stability tend to be nervous, anxious, depressed and insecure.
  18. 18. Openness to experience • This refers to the extent to which people are more imaginative and intellectualism. Individuals tend to vary widely ranging from conservative to creative or artistic. Extremely open people are creative, and artistically sensitive. Whereas not so open category personnel are very conservative and find comfort in the familiar or routine activities.
  19. 19. Types
  20. 20. Type A • An entrepreneurial band and they do not mind taking risks to receive the rewards that go along with their work. The type A personality is usually independent, direct, and to the point. • A manager with type A personality will always try to influence the subordinates. They dislike routine nature of work and get their subordinates involved (through delegation) in performing routine jobs. The type A personality enjoys change but fears routine, repetitive, protocol-bound jobs. • This personality construct is evident in entrepreneurs, business owners, managers in those involved in other challenging jobs that require direct handling. The type A personality is, therefore, known for its leadership qualities.
  21. 21. Type B • People with type B personality love to be part of groups, and in an organization they become the centre of attention. • They love excitement and are often impatient and demanding, being of a high-energy type. • As they want to be in the limelight, they do very well in sales, advertising, marketing, public speaking, party planning, travel, and other similar positions. • They are supportive of subordinates. Since they prefer being liked by others, if others neglect them, they take it rather personally. The type B personality is usually known for its charisma.
  22. 22. Type C • Personality People with type C personality thrive on details and accuracy, and show seriousness about everything. • Accountants, engineers, computer programmers, and analysts belong to this type. • They are usually very neat, dress fashionably, and are calculated and precise in just about everything they do. • They do not like hype and prefer to depend on verifi able facts for decision making. • Since they are consistent in their actions, they follow a charted procedure. Their actions are reliable.
  23. 23. Type D • Do not like change and prefer doing the same thing repeatedly within a set of guidelines. • They easily get motivated by security and benefits. • They are punctual, consistent, and supportive of others, and usually feel happy and content with themselves. • They usually take on clerical assignments Thanks

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