The individual assignment is to read the Case Study, A Diamond Personality, and answer the four discussion questions that follow the Case Study. The subject of this personality case study is Oscar Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a 38-year-old entrepreneur who owns an Internet business that sells loose diamonds to various buyers. This paper will summarize the case study and then conclude by answering the personality questions. When Rodriguez moved from Puerto Rico to Gainesville, Florida, he spoke little English. After graduating from community college, he began working for a local jeweler. He didn’t know anything about jewelry but he worked hard and received Diamonds and Diamond Grading Certificate. In 1997, Rodriguez opened his own jewelry store but customers were telling him that they could find better deals on the Internet. Rodriguez recognized an opportunity and went for it. He found a dealer who agreed to provide him with some diamonds to sell on the Internet. His business grew and he was able to close his store and get out of retail. Rodriguez is now a savvy entrepreneur, and his company, Abazias.com, went public in October 2003. What factors do you think have contributed to Rodriguez’s success? Was he merely “in the right place at the right time, “or are there characteristics about him that contribute to his success?
What factors do you think have contributed to Rodriguez’s success? Was he merely “in the right place at the right time,” or are there characteristics about him that contribute to his success? 1. How do you believe Rodriguez would score on the Big Five dimensions of personality (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, openness to experience)? Which ones would he score high on? Which ones might he score low on?
2. Do you believe that Rodriguez is high or low on core self-evaluation? On what information did you base your decision?