1.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? The factors that contributed to Rodriguez's success would come from both luck being “in the right place at the right time” and a lot of other characteristics that contributed to his success. The luck happened when his friend’s girlfriend suggested he take a job at a jewellery store, which was something Oscar never considered doing before. His enthusiasm to move to America shows that he is highly motivated and an ambitious man, going to college was the first step he took that lead him to his success. After awhile being a jeweler was not enough for him. The Entrepreneur in him made him decide he no longer wanted to work for someone else. This is when he obtained his Diamond Grading certificate after graduating from college. By working at a local jewelry store, Rodriguez gained knowledge of diamonds and he used this information that he learned and the resources he had to be the middle man between diamond distributers and jewelers. Even after he was told that selling diamonds online would never work, he still worked hard and accomplished his goals with his ambition, the characteristic to never give up on things and his ability to pay close attention to detail helped him succeed.
2. How do you believe Rodriguez would score on the Big five dimensions of personality? Which ones would he score high on? Which ones might he score low on?
It seems that Oscar scores high on all five levels of the Big five dimensions of personality. He is the perfect model for the term “The Diamond personality”. Extroversion:
Rodriguez knew how to speak to people and was very sociable. He would fall very high on this scale. He seems to be quite comfortable when dealing with other people and knows what he wants and goes after it. He has the perception of being very outgoing. Agreeableness:...