Reconceptualizing Work-Personality: Developing a Spiritually-based Framework

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We can create a better world together by improving our ability to flourish at work. Our ability to flourish at work can be improved by furthering our understanding of individual differences such as personality. While personality has been shown to be a significant predictor of work-related outcomes, variance explained is often weak. Reconceptualizing personality as work-personality profiles grounded in a spiritually-based framework provides new directions for understanding the conditions for flourishing at work. Herein, the well-established definition of personality is reconceptualized as parts of personality in a Venn diagram, which when overlapped and aligned with biblical text reveal seven work-personality profiles. The framework for these seven profiles is based on biblical text integrated with personality psychology literature. These seven profiles may improve variance explained when investigated as predictors of important organizational outcomes that affect flourishing at work, such as job satisfaction, emotional labor, or team effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022
EventAcademy of Management : Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA, USA, Seattle, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20229 Aug 2022
Conference number: 82nd


ConferenceAcademy of Management
Abbreviated titleAOM
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Personality
  • Work-personality
  • Spirituality
  • Personality profiles


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