Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

2.1: Define personality, and discuss the role of heredity.
2.2: Discuss the benefits and limitations of using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in organizations.
2.3: List and explain the five factors in the Big Five theory of personality.
2.4: Compare and contrast the Type A and Type B behavior pattern.
2.5: Develop an example of a job that would benefit from risk taking.
2.6: Summarize the elements of psychological capital.
2.7: Explain the effects of positive and negative core self-evaluation.
2.8: Compare and contrast person–organization fit and person–job fit.