The personality traits that can derail your career

Written by  Ian MacRae Wednesday 27 October 2021
To lead effectively, you need to understand how your team members react under extreme pressure – and the dark side of their personality
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Everyone has a natural way of responding to people and their environment. The consistent patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving are what psychologists call personality.

Personality traits have positive aspects: we might see patterns of being good at self-motivation and long-term planning (conscientiousness) or innovative, creative, information seekers (openness to experience).

But there is also a dark side of personality, where we see patterns of behaviour that cause problems, conflict and distress in the workplace.

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