Ever heard of Cambridge Analytica? Taken any Facebook quizzes? Have been requested to do a questionnaire for a potential promotion? If yes, you have been encountered with personality science. Personality science has become one of the hottest topics in the past few years. It has been claimed to affect the American elections if you have been following. In this program, you will understand more about personality, how it is measured, different theories about personality and personality application in organizations. “Personality 101” is intended for to give an introduction for HR professionals, psychometric assessors, coaches, human performance professionals, OD professionals and psychology enthusiasts on the basic theories of personality and their applications on individual differences.
In order to offer you this course, we have revisited six text books on personality psychology, personality course syllabi from top universities and tens of journal articles.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Observe and describe simple human behavior
- Differentiate between different aspects of personality and related theories
- Explain basic concepts in different aspects of personality.
- Recognize different behavioral patterns among individuals
What you will not learn in this course:
- Abnormal Psychology
- Personality Disorders
What is a Theory?
What makes a theory useful?
Clues to Personality
A Brief History
Theatre and self-presentation
The Lexical Hypothesis
The Personality Puzzle: Different Aspects of Personality
Levels of Consciousness
Neo-analytic Aspects of Personality
Levels of Conscious
Functions and Attitudes
The Role of Birth Order
Striving for Perfection
The Role of Goals and Life Tasks
Biological Aspect: My genes made me do it!
The Four Temperaments
The Concept of Heritability
Biological Contributions to Personality