New Directions in Personality: Reconceptualizing Work-Personality Profiles

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Business and management could be a force for good through a complementarian view of individual differences. Reconceptualizing work-personality as personality profiles grounded in a new theoretical and complementarian framework provides intriguing new directions in personality psychology research.
Increasing interest in person-centered approaches to personality has resulted in a recent a systematic review of 34 empirical studies of personality profiles (Yin et al., 2021). However, theory development has not kept pace with empirical work and often interpretation of the findings are based on Block and Block’s (1980) seminal work. Theory development is much needed and the field of personality currently lacks a broad-based theory of personality profiles.
The aim of this research is to develop a theoretical framework for work-personality profiles. Herein, a well-established definition of personality is reconceptualized and placed in a Venn diagram; when aligned with biblical text this reveals seven work-personality profiles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Academy of Management Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022


  • Personality
  • Work-Personality
  • Personality profiles
  • frameworks


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