If you watch what they do and listen to what they say over time, I think they give us a pretty good picture of their personality and attitudes. I know that is a sweeping generality, but I think it holds true in most people. The key is do you know how to read or are you illiterate? And it matters that you know, because how you work with knowledge about personality is entirely different than how you work with knowledge about attitudes.
The report uses the pronoun 'you' rather than 'he' or 'she'. If you print the whole report, Part Two will automatically start printing on to a new page. Andrea Specimen A more in-depth look at - and feedback report for 'Andrea Specimen' The scores and statements in this report are based on your pattern of responses to the OPA Questionnaire.
These scores have been interpreted by a team of business psychologists. Resist reading 'good' or 'bad' into any of the scores or statements. Whether a person's behaviour can be described as 'good' or 'bad' will depend on the situation.
What may be described as an asset - say, strong assertiveness for example - in one situation may prove to be a liability in another situation.
Even though our tendency to act in consistent patterns is strong we do not always respond the same way to all situations. Therefore, you may want to visualise yourself in several different situations that you normally face in your life.
This might help to clarify any descriptions in this report. Openness to Experience describes an individual's pro-active seeking and appreciation of experience for its own sake.
High scorers are imaginative and open-minded. They like to work in a challenging, changing environment. Low scorers like routine and prefer to be conventional.
Openness is often perceived as healthier or more mature. However, both open and closed styles of thinking are useful in different environments.
The intellectual style of the open person may serve a teacher or strategist well. However, research has shown that closed thinking is related to superior job performance in investigative work, sales and a number of service occupations.
Your responses to the Ocean Personality Assessment Questionnaire indicate that Your score for Openness to Experience is in the low range. Your responses suggest that you have a strong preference for a familiar environment. You enjoy working on straightforward, uncomplicated tasks.
You like routine and would prefer everything and everybody to basically remain the same. You tend to not acknowledge or place a high importance on emotions, feelings, art or beauty. You maintain and respect tradition. You tend not to question authority.
You tend to work well in an environment where procedures are established and a routine is followed. People who know you well - not just necessarily people who like you - are likely to describe you in one or more of the following ways: Facets of Openness to Experience Imagination To imaginative individuals the real world is often too plain and ordinary.
High scorers for this facet use fantasy, not as an escape, but as a way of creating for themselves, a more richer and interesting inner-world. Low scorers are more likely to relate to facts than to fantasise. They are more 'matter-of-fact' and prefer to keep their minds on the task at hand.
Artistic Interests High scorers in this area love beauty, both in art and in nature.
They become easily involved and absorbed in artistic and natural events.A good attitude is so crucial to the job performance that focusing attention in this area is important for the performance reviews you perform. If you’re doing a self evaluation, make sure you select phrases that match your attitude on the job.
Positive Attitude Sample Performance Evaluation Phrases. Angela has a soothing personality. While personality is a stronger influence over job attitudes, its relation to job performance is weaker.
Some companies use personality testing to screen out candidates. Companies using personality tests are advised to validate their tests and use them to supplement other techniques with greater validity, such as tests of cognitive ability.
Personality Theory A Brief Survey of the Field Today and Some Possible Future Directions Robert E. Beneckson The scientific study of personality as a focus within the larger field of psychology must begin with a definition of the term itself.
Have a positive attitude about it. Your personality is a big part of your happiness. If you are always looking for the negative side of everything, you will find it. The causal relation between job attitudes and performance: A meta-analysis of panel studies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, – NEW: Kathy Kolbe launches podcast — Perfectly Obstinate People.
As an expert in human performance, Kathy explores how being obstinate can be a . Integrity/Honesty Tests. An integrity test is a specific type of personality test designed to assess an applicant's tendency to be honest, trustworthy, and dependable.