DeVry Institute of Technology
23rd September 2012
Take the Big 5 Personality Inventory on p. 311 in our book. Write a 300-500 word summary of your type, as described by the Big 5 Inventory; discuss the upsides and the downsides of your type. We know that three of the Big 5, conscientiousness, openness, and extraversion, are closely associated with leadership effectiveness. How do your scores reflect your readiness to become a leader? Include a reflection about how your personality shapes your behavior toward work, school, and teamwork.
I undertook the Big 5 Personality Inventory on p. 311 given in the textbook. I scored the highest marks in Scale A of the Big 5 Personality test. You can preview my score from the table below: - As per the textbook Scale A defines:
Agreeableness: People who get high scores in the Scale A are described as good-natured, considerate, and kind. They tend to have an easy going attitude towards everything in life. The table below shows the exact markings and points that I have scored in the inventory:
This test hence proves that I am generous, considerate and easy going kind of person. In addition, I came to know I need to work on a lot of things, in order to be an effective leader. The leadership trait will only be effective if I balance the traits of leadership and leave behind my easy going behavior as it does not help me in getting the work done on time. For instance, I do know that I am a little bit too considerate when it comes to, leadership. In my Management 303 class, I was chosen the leader of my group. I quit at that point simply because, I couldn’t be stern enough to tell and order my classmates, about getting work and things to be done on time. Coupled with this, at times, my other group members could not complete their work on time. But still I allowed and gave them another chance. There has been certain number of...
References: Lecture Notes and Manning, George. The Art of Leadership, 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 2009.
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