Self Exercise: How Do You Score on the Big Five Personality Factors Any surprises? Explain. No, everything was rated according to one’s belief and personal contentions of one’s personality profile. 2. What important aspects of personality are overlooked in this particular profile? I think the ability to interact and establish relationships with others should have been included in the profile. This is crucial because most of the day-to-day activities involve interacting with others. 3. What other adjective pairings could you use for each of the five dimensions? Reserved – Gregarious; Negotiable – Stubborn; Self-Centered – Open; Stable – Imbalanced; Restricted – Welcoming. 4.
Why do you have your particular personality traits? Nature (genetics)? Nurture (family traditions, culture, schooling, etc. )? Some combination of nature and nurture (in what proportion)? I believe personality traits are contributed by diverse factors from genes to the environment (both nature and nurture). The extent and level of influence would also depend on the intensity of impact on one’s behavior. If family factors are predominantly nurturing, then one could be predisposed to this behavior. If most external factors are violent and aggressive, then one would respond, react and develop traits that address these threats. 5.
Why is it supposedly so difficult to alter an individual’s personality? Because what one have developed through time could not be altered immediately. It is a developmental process that evolves time. 6.What do you think about the accuracy of the results. Give examples of how these factors/traits show up in your life. The results are only gauges of one’s personality profile and the accuracy would depend on how one is also accurate and honest in answering the test. These factors show up in life in the academic and organizational setting. Self Exercise: Where Is Your Locus of Control? What do you think about the accuracy of the results.
Give examples of how these factors/traits show up in your life. internal locus of control = 5–7. The results are only accurate in so far as they address the situation at hand. One believes that one could manifest an internal locus of control for situations and areas that one could directly influence or control. Like in a marriage situation, when it takes more than one to gauge the performance of the relationship, then, despite one’s intent and effort, if the other does not react or respond as needed, then, the outcome would not conform to personal expectations. Self Exercise: Personal Values Clarification What intrapersonal value conflicts can you detect?
Those values that conflict work, family and health. One need to be employed to support one’s family but ensure that one’s health is not compromised. How can you resolve them? There should be a balance between them. One must learn how to prioritize and manage time so that job responsibilities are taken cared of, as well as responsibilities to family members and to oneself. Which, if any, of your cherished values likely conflict with those deemed important by your family, friends, co-workers, and employer?
Allocating time for all of them and doing the required tasks within the stipulated time period. What could be done to reduce this interpersonal and individual-organizational value conflict? As noted, prioritizing activities and time management. What do you think about the results? This is good as it increases the awareness of individual’s personal values and enables one to reflect on ways to address potential conflict. Self Exercise: How Satisfied Are You with Your Present Job? Satisfaction with recognition: 12 Compensation: 12 Supervision: 9 What do you think about the results?
The results are partially accurate but do not grasp the true nature of one’s actual job since it is a general survey that does not take into consideration jobs that do not require bosses (like freelance writers or online jobs) and therefore some questions are not applicable.