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HRPD702 – Contemporary Organizational Behaviour S. Shiewitz
– Individual Assessment of Personality Dimensions
Due Date: as noted on eCentennial website
RATIONALE:
The purpose of this assignment is to have you explore dimensional facets of, the composite hypothetical construct, “personality.” You will do this by studying, self-administering, and then interpreting and reporting on the results of, several “personality tests.”
Each test assesses, typically, just a singular dimension [facet] of this multi-dimensional construct [though some, like the Big 5 and MBTI, measure multiple dimensions on the one test].
To interpret the result[s] properly you will need to investigate / study / research to understand each of the dimensions on each of the tests and what they specifically measure and how the measurement is done.
PROCESS:
INDIVIDUALLY, each student is to self-administer [take] each test for each of the Personality Dimensions listed below [there are 10 in total].
Each test is either in your textbook, or posted on the course website.
You are to assess yourself and provide a short review / critique of 5 tests and what they reveal about you. - Try to limit your reporting to no more than ½ page per test.
Everyone is to take the 10 tests, and provide the results of each of the 10,
BUT you need to do a full report on:
- MBTI
- Big 5
PLUS 3 others of your own choosing from the required list
Please present your findings in chart form as follows:
[PRESENT THIS CHART IN LANDSCAPE FORMAT – NO LESS THAN 11 PT FONT]
- You may add commentary as you deem necessary within or outside the chart presentation
Name of Test
- for all 10 Explanation of the personality dimension measured by this Personality Test
- for all 10
PLEASE BE BRIEF AND BE SURE TO CITE SOURCES!!! Score you received
and
How are test scores defined for each dimension
[i.e., scores above this indicate… ? scores below this suggest ….?]
- for all 10
Interpretation: What this score says about you on this particular personality dimension based on the scoring key
- only for
- MBTI
- Big 5
+ 3 others of your own choosing
Other comments / observations
- only for
- MBTI
- Big 5
+ 3 others of your own choosing

Other: You should review / discuss / analyze any instances where 2 or more tests say similar or contradictory results.
PLEASE REMEMBER – when taking personality tests, or any psychological tests, you typically need to respond based on your PREFERRED way of being, not necessarily how situations in the past have required / compelled you to be.
ALSO - people are rarely a “pure” form or completely one way or the other – most are an amalgam – so when responding to any question on any personality / psychological test, go with your first instinct as to what the best response is for you.
Please note:
- INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: ARE INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENTS.
Each student’s submission must be unique. You should not be collaborating.
Copying from someone else is a violation of Academic Integrity.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING AND ADHERING TO ACADEMIC INTEGRITY REQUIREMENTS IN ALL COURSES / PROGRAMS.
http://www.centennialcollege.ca/pdf/Academic%20Honesty%20-%20Policy.pdf
- Most tests ask for your preferences, so do not state circumstances change what you will do, or how you would react, etc…
- People are what they do – not what they think they would do.
If the response to a test defines you in a certain way, think very carefully about how you answered the questions because the answers you provide to the questions reveal what you actually [think you] would do, which is what / who you are, not necessarily what / who you think you are.
- You must make sure in explaining the test results about you, that you use the information about what the test is about, and the related dimension, correctly / accurate, and unambiguously.
- DO NOT list / copy the specific results/answers for each test
– only the conclusions [and explanations] are required.
The 10 Personality Tests / Dimensions:
From Chapter 1 Competing Values Framework [please review the text material discussing this model, as well as taking the test]
From Chapter 2 Machiavellianism
Self-monitoring
Risk taking
Type A vs Type B
EI [Emotional Intelligence]
Handout or Posted: Locus of Control *
Self-esteem *
MBTI
Big 5
REMINDER
Submitted work must follow APA guidelines incorporating the following:
- typed, pages electronically numbered,
- double spaced,
- standard 12 pt font;
- 1” margins;
- cover sheet only - NO BOOKLETS, DUO-TANGS, PLASTIC POCKETS, etc…;
- Make sure you state on fron cover page: course name / code / section, assignment name, [and if group paper] contributing student name[s] and ID Number[s] arranged alphabetic by last name
- properly cited using APA style;
- in good English - Business Professional - form [including grammar, spelling, syntax, …].
All the above does matter and WILL affect your grade.
Please see attached COVER PAGE SUBMISSION OUTLINE

Running Head
[Left Justify]
ASSIGNMENT NAME Page 1 [electronic numbering – Right Justify]

Assignment Name: [starts just above centre of page]
Names Of Contributing Students
[First name then last name, arranged alphabetically by last name] Student numbers of contributing students
[beside name]

College Name:
Course Name:
Course Code:
Section:
Instructors Name:
Date Submitted:
Capitalization etc… should appear as indicated above
Items Bolded and Underlined should actually appear on your cover page with the relevant information noted beside it
All other items [like table lines] are there just to indicate for you where an item should be.
REQUIRED : 12 pt font [Arial or Times Roman], 1 inch margins, double spaced

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