Intelligence Fades, Personality Noticed

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Have you ever wondered if intelligence or personality is more influential in job performance? Based on the article, http://www.divinecaroline.com/22276/107604-which-traits-predict-job-performance, Joyce Hogan, psychologist from the University of Tulsa, believes that personality plays a major role in creativity, leadership, integrity, attendance, and cooperation. These factors are important to have success in future jobs and are also associated with the Big Five. The Big Five Model of Personality does not focus on intelligence but on various dimensions of personality such as Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism; these traits are crucial in predicting success in job performance. For example, if an individual is high in Agreeableness and low in Neuroticism, this could correlate with getting along well with others by not being tense or moody to other employees. Intelligence used to be a key factor in job performance, but researches, stated in the article, believe that the focus has turned to personality.

In the future, the Big Five will be an important assessment in order to get a job as a nursing student. This relates to my life because employers will be looking for high in Openness to Experience, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Extraversion through their hiring process. These traits determine if individuals can interact with various patients and also get along with their employees.

It is still unclear if personality or intelligence is more influential, but based on the article previously stated, researchers believe that personality may be more important in some cases. Is it possible to determine which one is more crucial? Will researchers and psychologists ever have an answer? These questions will continue to linger after learning about the Big Five Model.

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