The OCEAN Model Of Personality

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Personal attributes and characteristics If one believes in the great man theory, that followers are different than leaders, an individual may not aspire to be a leader, believing leadership to be unattainable (Hughes, Ginnett, & Curphy, 2012). This theory is very narrow in its view of leadership, but a pro of the theory is that it has led to more research on leadership. This has helped in the process of learning which characteristics and attributes successful leaders many have, so that skills can be developed. There are some traits that are helpful for leaders, which is why numerous books and other educational material are geared towards teaching leaders how to improve. However, it is important for leaders to remember that success is more…show more content…
This model demonstrates that there is a relationship between personality and leadership (Forsyth, 2014). All of the factors appear to be positive leadership traits, except neuroticism. Interestingly, in a 2012 study it was shown that neuroticism is inversely related to performance and leadership, with lower levels indicating higher performance and leadership (Colbert et al., 2012). I do believe though that it depends on the amount of neuroticism a leader displays. As our text points out emotional stability is an important trait for…show more content…
We personally see ourselves one way, and others see us a different way. To narrow that gap, it is important to gather feedback and a useful tool for that is a 360. With a 360, a leader can learn how other’s perceive them, making changes and adaptations where necessary (Hughes et al., 2012). Myers-Briggs Type According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, my type is INFJ: Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging. When reading about the traits of this personality type, I noticed that they seem to mirror my thoughts and behaviors. Knowing my strengths and weaknesses helps me make decisions that are in line with my values. For instance, I value having a cause to work on, but I also know that I can easily burn myself out if I don’t take time to relax. Emotional and cognitive intelligence I’ve read many books on the subject of emotional intelligence including, Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Although the books have been helpful, I haven’t always found them to offer practical advice for challenging situations. However, these books have raised awareness about the importance of having interpersonal skills in the workplace (Hughes et al.,

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