Characteristics of Good Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

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Are you thinking of whether Industrial-Organizational Psychologists would be the right career choice for you?
Are you unsure if you have the right qualities and personality to be good in a career as Industrial-Organizational Psychologists?
Do you want to find out what are the characteristics traits that make good Industrial-Organizational Psychologists?

We gathered 16 traits and surveyed other Industrial-Organizational Psychologists on how important are these 16 traits in their day to day job and career.

Here are the results to guide you to make a decision if Industrial-Organizational Psychologists is the right career fit for you.

1. Achievement/Effort: 4.64 out of 5

Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

2. Persistence: 4.48 out of 5

Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

3. Initiative: 4.76 out of 5

Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

4. Leadership: 4.59 out of 5

Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

5. Cooperation: 4.37 out of 5

Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

6. Concern for Others: 3.78 out of 5

Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

7. Social Orientation: 3.63 out of 5

Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

8. Self Control: 3.81 out of 5

Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

9. Stress Tolerance: 4.17 out of 5

Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

10. Adaptability & Flexibility: 4.38 out of 5

Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

11. Dependability: 4.67 out of 5

Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

12. Attention to Detail: 4.35 out of 5

Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

13. Integrity: 4.74 out of 5

Job requires being honest and ethical.

14. Independence: 4.25 out of 5

Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

15. Innovation: 4.2 out of 5

Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

16. Analytical Thinking: 4.77 out of 5

Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

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