Personality, Nations and Innovation

Personality, Nations, and Innovation: Relationships Between Personality Traits and National Innovation Scores G. Daniel Steel, Tiffany Rinne, John Fairweather First Published August 25, 2011 Research Article https://doi.org/10.1177/1069397111409124 Article information  Abstract Research has shown relationships between personality factors and innovation at the level of the individual person. Recently, data have become available that would allow testing of these relationships at …

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Critical thinking and personality

In “Critical thinking: beyond intelligence” (spanish) , Mariette and Gauvrit gather different empirical studies on the importance of intelligence (measured by IQ test) and of certain personality traits (openness to experiences) in critical thinking. There are three main characteristics that promote critical thinking: curiosity, the desire to find truth and humility. To learn more, we …

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Artificial intelligence at the service of human development

“While the rate of progress in artificial intelligence has been uneven and unpredictable, there have been significant advances since the beginning of the field sixty years ago. At the time it was a mainly academic area of study, but 21st century AI allows for a constellation of conventional technologies that are having a substantial impact …

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Personality, skill measurement and human development

James Heckman, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Economics, manages the Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago. In his quest to offer opportunities for human development, he has investigated the impact of personality on personal development, concluding that only 2% of test performance results were explained by the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) …

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Personality matters and impacts

As stated in the OECD document “Personality matters: relevance and evaluation of personality characteristics” by Milos Kankaras in 2017 (1), personality characteristics shape human behavior and influence different and relevant areas of life. They do so not only through their direct effects on life achievements, but also through their indirect effects on other important personal …

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OCEAN and recruitment

It is common to use one or more tests to evaluate personality and competencies in recruitment processes, accompanying in-depth interviews and other types of tests (role playing, for example). In many cases, more than one test is used to prevent candidates who have been “trained” to answer certain tests from giving unrealistic answers. On the …

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The impact of the leader’s personality on team performance

It has been confirmed that there are four factors of the personality of leaders that have a significant and positive relationship with the work performance of employees: extraversion, openness to experience, responsibility and Agreeableness (Maisarah, 2016). Agreeableness has shown the most significant correlation. On the contrary, neuroticism negatively correlates with such performance. When it comes …

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