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5 Business Skills Every IT Pro Must Master (Collection) by Leigh Thompson, Jerry Weissman, Terry J. Fadem, Stephen Robbins, Robert Follett

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Truth 4. When in Doubt, Hire Conscientious People!

We know that people don’t have common personalities. Some are quiet and passive; others are loud and aggressive. Some are relaxed; others are tense.

An extensive amount of research has identified five basic dimensions that explain the significant variation in human personality. These five factors are

Extraversion—Are you an extravert (outgoing, sociable) or an introvert (reserved, timid)?

Agreeableness—Are you highly agreeable (cooperative, trusting) or low (disagreeable, antagonistic)?

Conscientiousness—Are you highly conscientious (responsible, organized) or low (unreliable, disorganized)?

Emotional stability—Are you stable (calm, self-confident) or unstable (anxious, insecure)?

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