Personality Trait and Impact

PersonalityTrait and Impact

Personalitytrait describes the enduring pattern of thought, behavior, andfeelings that can be used in distinguishing one individual to theother (Matthews et al. 94). This is to indicate that every individualhas the manner in which he/she conducts himself/herself due to thepersonality trait that he/she possesses. There are differentpersonality traits, which can be identified with differentindividuals and help in determining the manner in which an individualbehaves. Thus, personality trait can either have a negative orpositive impact on others. This report will illustrate and describehow personality trait can positively or negatively affect others inthis regard, an impact of personality trait on others will beexamined.

Oneof the personality traits is extraversion. Extraversion describes anenergetic approach to the material and social world and entails anindividual having traits like assertiveness, sociability, as well aspositive emotionality among others. This personality trait iscritical in situations where individuals are required to worktogether in teams (John et al. 84). Because of the sociability ofindividuals possessing the personality trait of extraversion, peoplehave a good relation with others when they possess this personalitytrait. Thus, individuals having this personality trait are like toaffect others both positively and negatively. In environments whereteamwork is required for example, in a consulting firm, individualswho have the extraversion personal trait will affect otherspositively because they will be in a position to associate well withindividuals in the working environment due to their sociabilityability. However, in environments where individuals are required towork individually, individuals who have the extraversion personalitytrait will likely affect others in the environment negatively becausehe/she is not well-suited to work in such an environment. Because ofthe sociability ability, an individual having this trait will alwaysneed to work with others therefore, they are likely to affect theworking capacity of others in an environment where individuality isrequired (John et al. 96).

Anotherpersonality trait is neuroticism. This trait mirrors individualdifferences in negative emotionality. This personality trait has twosides on one side, low levels of neuroticism can be unrelated to thepower-building conduct while on the other side neuroticism can have anegative impact on individuals’ admiration and respect. This is anindication that this personality trait can have a negative impact oninfluence, which is likely to affect the respect for others.

Conscientiousnessis also another personality trait that has also an impact on others.Conscientiousness describes socially prescribed impulse control whichhelps in facilitating goal and task-directed behavior. Individualswho have this personality trait are deemed to be detail oriented,thorough, and efficient in their work. Because of their ability tocarry-out their work efficiently and attention to detail, individualshaving this personality trait are likely to affect others positivelybecause they have the ability to relate well with others emanatingfrom their thoroughness. For instance, in their working environment,they are likely to hold strong relations with organizational leadersdue to their efficiency in carrying out tasks. Thus, individuals whohave this personality trait affect others positively as a result ofthe personality trait that they possess.

Inaddition, openness to experience is another personality trait thataffects others. This trait describes the depth, breadth, originalityas well as complexity of an individual’s mental and experientiallife. The ability of an individual to show growth in mental capacityis very critical in influencing the manner in which an individualrelates with others. Thus, it can be argued that an individual whohas high openness to experience will have a positive impact on othersbecause they will be capable of holding excellent associations withother individuals due to his/her breadth of mental and experientiallife. Alternatively, an individual who has low openness to experiencewill have a negative impact on others because they will not be in aposition to hold excellent relationships with others due to their lowlevel of mental and experiential life. In addition, agreeableness isalso very important in affecting others positively. Agreeableindividuals have the capacity to hold excellent relationships withothers, which imply that they affect others positively.

Inconclusion, personal traits have either positive or negative impacton others. Depending with the kind of personal trait that anindividual possesses, it will be established whether an individualwill affect others negatively or positively. Individuals who haveconscientiousness personality trait are deemed to be detail oriented,thorough, and efficient in their work. Because of their ability tocarry-out their work efficiently and attention to detail, individualshaving this personality trait are likely to affect others positivelybecause they have the ability to relate well with others emanatingfrom their thoroughness. Individuals having extraversion personalitytrait are like to affect others both positively and negatively. Inenvironments where teamwork is required for example, in a consultingfirm, individuals who have the extraversion personal trait willaffect others positively because they will be in a position toassociate well with individuals in the working environment due totheir sociability ability. However, in environments where individualsare required to work individually, individuals who have theextraversion personality trait will likely affect others in theenvironment negatively because he/she is not well-suited to work insuch an environment (John et al. 74).

WorksCited

John,Oliver P, Richard W. Robins, and Lawrence A. Pervin. Handbookof Personality: Theory and Research.New York: Guilford Press, 2008. Print.

Matthews,Gerald, Ian J. Deary, and Martha C. Whiteman. PersonalityTraits.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Print.