Personality

Your Spouse’s Personality Can Help You Get Ahead at Work

Smithsonian Magazine: Your chance at workplace success certainly depends in part on your personality. Your coworker’s personalities come into play as well—introverts tend to give extroverts poor performance reviews, and supportive supervisors can help women get over gender divides, for example. But apparently, even personalities outside the workplace can affect what More

The Guilt-Prone Can Hold Back the Team

The New York Times: Do you constantly feel guilty? Here’s some good news: Research has found that guilt-prone people make excellent colleagues and leaders because they contribute more than their fair share, and they don’t free-ride on others’ contributions. But there’s a catch, of course: Guilt-ridden workers are so afraid More

For Couples, Success at Work is Affected by Partner’s Personality

Scientific American: What does it take to get ahead at the office?  It’s well-known that personality influences professional prowess, as high earners tend to be extraverted, ambitious, conscientiousand self-confident.  Whether you measure success in wages or personal satisfaction, superstars in the workplace tend to be energetic and proactive, with a high need for achievement. A More