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Dark Personality and Features of Employment
Dark Personality and Features of Employment
Seth M. Spain P. D. Harms

Personality characteristics – whether self-reported or peer-reported – have proven useful in predicting behaviors in the workplace. For instance, among the traits in the Five Factor Model (FFM) of personality (e.g., John and Srivastava, 1999), there is good evidence that conscientiousness positively predicts job performance in most job types, extraversion is useful in predicting performance in more socially oriented jobs like sales, and low agreeableness and low conscientiousness predicts counterproductive work behaviors such as ‘shrinkage’ – stealing from the organization or interpersonal harassment (e.g., Barrick and Mount, 1991).

Above and beyond these more traditional personality features, recent evidence suggests ...

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