8.5 Key Takeaways, Knowledge Check and Key Terms

Key Takeaways

In this chapter, we learned that:

  • Personality is our stable traits that help us to interact with the world.
  • Our values and attitudes have an influence on our personality.
  • There are many methods used by researchers to measure personality including objective tests, projective tests, implicit tests, and by directly observing behaviour.
  • There are many theories to describe personality.
  • Studying specific traits can be useful to predict behaviour in the workplace. However, we also need to consider situational factors including a person’s fit with their job and the organization when trying to understand behaviour in the workplace.

Knowledge Check

Review your understanding of this chapter’s key concepts by taking the interactive quiz below.



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