The Big Five Personality Test Analysis

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The Big Five Personality Test provided an interesting account of my personality. Although the majority of the results were accurate, I was surprised by two of the outcomes. According to this test, I am a closed-minded, unmethodical, social butterfly that is well-mannered towards others and composed under pressure (John, 2009). First, the results were completely accurate as I am extremely extroverted. I never meet a stranger, and I carry on conversations with anyone. From the custodian, to the cashier, to a random person on the street, it gives me a great sense of fulfillment to engage in dialogue with others from all walks of life. Second, I agree that I am polite and supportive, especially with family and friends. Overall, I try to always act in a respectful manner in personal relationships and show a level of professionalism as a customer. Third, my attention span is terrible, and I get distracted easily. I agree that I am “haphazard”; however, in the sense that I start doing a task but instead of finishing, I just go onto another task (John, 2009). For example, I could be writing an email, but get distracted by an incoming email or an instant message received from a coworker asking a question. I lose track of time and then two days can go by before completing that task. Next, I was quite surprised by the results that I am composed under pressure. After further self-analysis, I agree that I am usually mild mannered under those circumstances. However, my nonverbal communication is the negative factor in those situations. For example, I may have a negative facial expression or my arms and hands may be crossed in an unpleasing way. Lastly, I definitely disagree with the results stating that I am not open to embark upon new endeav... ... middle of paper ... ...ers with outstanding tasks or work on more professional development opportunities. Ultimately, an improvement in a quality, such the one previously mentioned, not only can help to define a leader, but is a testament to followership outcomes and decisions as well. References HSM Global (Producer). (2013o). Patrick Lencioni: Team-building lessons from the NBA [Video file]. HSM Global (Producer). (2013m). Patrick Lencioni: Be capable of being human [Video file]. John, O.D. (2009). The big five personality test. Retrieved from http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/. Kelley, R. E. (1988). In praise of followers. Harvard Business Review, 66(6), 145. Mardanov, I. T., Heischmidt, K., & Henson, A. (2008). Leader-member exchange and job satisfaction bond and predicted employee turnover. Journal Of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 15(2), 160. doi:10.1177/1548051808320985.
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