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The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be 'different' and 'similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume focuses on various contexts and applications of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Health and Psychological Adjustment Part 2: Social Behavior Part 3: Personality in the Workplace With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.

Personality and Occupational Success
Personality and Occupational Success
Adrian Furnham

To what extent do ability and personality traits help or hinder work success and promotion? What traits are associated with those who occupy senior management roles? Are traits related to leadership emergence also related to leadership effectiveness? In short, what personality profile do you need to succeed in life and in work, in particular?

There is growing interest in personality trait correlates and predictors of individual and organizational performance, satisfaction, and derailment (Hogan & Hogan, 1997, 2001; Judge & Bono, 2000; Judge et al., 1999). There have been many studies on the relationship between personality and leadership, so much so that widely cited meta-analyses have been conducted (Arvey et al., 2006; Judge ...

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