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Could your personality derail your career? (2017)

“Research over decades suggests that it’s very difficult to change core aspects of your personality after age 30. But you can—through self-awareness, appropriate goal setting, and persistence…”

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessments
Harvard Business Review, September-October 2017 Issue

“When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to achieve, and the social skills to develop strong relationships.”

“…These characteristics always coexist with weaknesses—aspects of personality that might seem innocuous or even advantageous in some circumstances but that when left unchecked can wreak havoc on careers and organizations.”

“Two decades ago the psychologists Robert and Joyce Hogan created an inventory of these “dark side” traits—11 qualities that when taken to the extreme, resemble the most common personality disorders.”

“Research over decades suggests that it’s very difficult to change core aspects of your personality after age 30. But you can—through self-awareness, appropriate goal setting, and persistence…”

“In a global meta-analysis of 4,372 employees across 256 jobs in multiple industries, distancing traits had a consistently negative impact on individuals’ work attitudes, leadership, decision making, and interpersonal skills…”

“The goal…is not to reconstruct your personality but, rather, to control it in critical situations.”

You can read the full article here: https://hbr.org/2017/09/could-your-personality-derail-your-career

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