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Topics: Personality psychology, Big Five personality traits, Trait theory / Pages: 5 (1031 words) / Published: Mar 15th, 2013
Organizational Behavior

Personality Profile

Joris van Kleinwee

IBA-Group: 9

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Personality Profile: Joris van Kleinwee Each person is characterized by certain habits, characteristics and features they have inherited or were acquired due to events in their lives. These factors determine the personality profile of a certain person and each different personality will have a certain impact in an organization or more specifically in a group. In this report my own personality profile will be presented by the results of a questionnaire, this questionnaire is a device used to give an indication of the big five factors: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion agreeableness and neuroticism which will all together describe my personality profile. These results will be thoroughly compared with context of existing scientific literature which will then determine my own personal profile. Firstly the results of my questionnaire will be discussed by comparing them with the existing personality profiles, followed by an observation of the affects my personality would have in a group. Lastly, I will discuss the key strengths and/or weaknesses of my personality with current literature in this scientific field and will then conclude all observations. The results of the BIG-Five questionnaire were more or less as I expected (geen goede topic sentence aangezien de paragraaf alleen over agreeableness gaat) . My relatively high scores on “agreeableness” (19) makes me as a person: “considerate, honest, helpful, and supportive” (Driskell et all., 2005). These traits are very descriptive for my personality and I recognize these traits in my personal experiences. According to Buchanan and Huczynski the score of 19 on agreeableness makes me an “adapter” and I will therefore be easily adapting to different situations . Secondly my high score on extraversion (19) will describe me as an extravert (Buchanan; Huczynski, 2010, p.199) this will make me a person with very sociable and assertive traits there for the title: “Extravert” (Buchanan; Huczynski, 2010, p.199) will easily fit my personality. As an extravert I am optimistic, warm and often very assertive which may result in positive but also negative communication. A score of 17 on conscientiousness makes me a “balanced” (Buchanan; Huczynski, 2010, p.199) person. This means I may act differently in certain situations, in one situation I will be spontaneous, fun loving, experimental and unorganized (Buchanan; Huczynski, 2010, p.199) whereas in other situations I will be dependable and disciplined and organized. This means my conscientiousness will have different outcomes in different situations. Furthermore, I scored 15 points on: “negative emotionality” which according to Buchanan and Huczynski make me a responsive person. This means that I will be “secure, unflappable, unresponsive and guilt free” (Buchanan; Huczynski, 2010, p.199) in certain events whereas in other situations I will be “excitable, worrying, reactive and alert” (Buchanan; Huczynski, 2010, p.199) or else a combination of the previous stated traits. The trait openness can more thoroughly be described as “openness to experience and intellectual” (Wiggins; Trapnell, 1997 p. 737-765) so a high level of openness would suggest a open-minded and curious personality whereas in my situation a low-level of openness (11) would suggest I will be “practical, conservative, efficient and an expert” in the things I do (Buchanan; Huczynski, 2010, p.199). (erg korte pragraaf misschien nog wat info toevoegen?) Now that I have investigated what my personality exactly consists of I have to discuss in what type of group my personality will fit. I would work best with people who are very social and trustful because these trait suit me in the best way. Furthermore a person who has a high score on openness would be helpful because this will bring stability into the group and will probably increase performance. Furthermore my lack of openness may also have some downsides, for instance my conservatism may lead to problems because I will not be able to efficiently work with new ideas. An open-minded personality would therefore be a great substitute for me in the group. My own personality will have certain pros and cons when working in a group. Because my extraversion is so high this can lead to problems in the group. For example people in my group who are used to working alone and solving problems independently may have problems with my extravert personality and this can lead to tension in the group. Furthermore my high level of agreeableness can lead to tension with people who search for challenges and are self-interested because this is the opposite of my way of thinking: being a team-player. Regarding conscientiousness and negative emotionality I will not for see many problems because I will be able to adapt to less emotional and highly emotional people and to unorganized or structured personalities. The last trait discussed in the questionnaire, my low level of openness can lead to certain tensions with open people (open minded people?) because I may not be able to be open-minded to their solutions. The results of this personality profile did not surprise me. It was exactly as I had expected. I knew that I was extravert and a good adapter to certain situations and personalities of people. My negative side is that I am a preserver and not really open-minded to new ideas and therefore new concepts in the group. I am conservative and will eventually reflect this in a group while my goal is to keep this more or less negative trait hidden(geen echte concluding sentence, en een nieuw idée in de conclusion introduceren mag niet).


Driskell, James E.; Goodwin, Gerald F.; Salas, Eduardo; O 'Shea, Patrick Gavan Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, Vol 10(4), Dec 2006, Pages 249-271.

Buchanan, David A.; Huczynski, Andrzej A. Organiszation Behaviour, Seventh edition published by Pearson Education Ltd 2010

Wiggins, Jerry S.; Trapnell, Paul D. Handbook of Personality Psychology : Chapter 28 - Personality Structure: The Return of the

Outline for session B:

1st Paragraph

• Results BIG-Five Questionnaire

• Evaluation Questionnaire

• Comparison existing personality profiles

2nd paragraph

• Affect personality on a group

3rd paragraph

• Small description literature I have used

• Weaknesses / strengths of my personality

Conclusion all paragraphs

Big Five, 1997, Pages 737-765

References: ----------------------- Big Five, 1997, Pages 737-765

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