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Core competency = the knowledge, skills and behavioural attributes necessary for acceptable job performance. I know so many people are currently taking online courses and doing other career development activities to upgrade themselves. Please work on your behavioural attributes.

You may have all the certificates of completion from an online course, volunteer experience, professional licenses/certifications, academic awards, extracurricular activities you have done, etc. but a bad character can ruin everything.

Work on your behavioral attributes.

Behavioural attributes (or behavioural competencies) are a way of describing a range of individual characteristics that can be measured and can be shown to differentiate effective and ineffective performance.

Behavioural attributes are made up of a range of motives, traits, skills and knowledge. In a given situation these are evidenced by the way an individual behaves, and can be a significant factor in helping to predict job performance.

A job role will usually require the postholder to demonstrate both behavioural attributes and technical (or role specific) skills. Think along the lines of the characteristics and values that you hold important as an individual.

What do you display differently or uniquely as the best practice?

Why are you different from other candidates (i.e. what qualities are the basis of your behaviour)?

What are the key qualities and attributes required in a role to accomplish the organisational goals?

As a reasonable individual, you need to be aware of the importance of working well with other people e.g classmates, teammates, spouses, friends and family members.

If you are the type who doesn't listen because of tour haughty attitude, you really need to change your ways.

As an employee you need to be aware of the importance of working with people when changing employment or trying to establish yourself in an existing organisation. You need to make a conscious decision to become a work together with others to execute and accomplish some set goals.

The world is observing your behaviour. It is okay to embrace your authentic self but you cannot ignore your behavioural excesses & behavioural deficits. You might consider yourself as ABC but your bad character/behavioural attributes will make people avoid you.

Know yourself.

As you can see, the Big Five dimensions are openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and Neuroticism—if you put the initials together, you get the acronym OCEAN. Everyone has some degree of each of these traits.

Everyone has some degree of each of these traits; it is the unique configuration of how high a person rates on some traits and how low on others that produces the individual quality we call personality.

Source: Goldberg, L. R. (1990). An alternative “description of personality."

Big Five personality dimensions (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and Neuroticism) are important traits; others that are particularly relevant for work behavior include self-efficacy, self-esteem, social monitoring, and proactive personality.

Personality is the unique, relatively stable pattern of feelings, thoughts, and behavior that each individual displays.

While personality is a stronger influence over job attitudes, its relation to job performance is weaker.

Values express a person’s life goals; they are relatively stable over time. In the workplace, a person is more likely to accept a job that provides opportunities for value attainment. People are also more likely to remain in a job and career that satisfy their values.

Personality traits and values are two dimensions on which people differ.

So yes acquiring a new skill is really good for your career development but what is better is you continuously improving your behavioural attributes.

Bad character can ruin your entire life.

Think about the personality traits covered and how you view yourself. Can you think of jobs or occupations that seem particularly suited to each trait? Which traits would be universally desirable across all jobs?

Have you ever held a job where your personality did not match the demands of the job? How did you react to this situation? How were your attitudes and behaviors affected? Identify ways in which the Big Five may affect how you as a person would carry out any leadership function.

Our behavior is not only a function of our personality and values but also of the situation. We interpret our environment, formulate responses, and act accordingly. Perception may be defined as the process by which individuals detect and interpret environmental stimuli.

What makes human perception so interesting is how we go beyond the information that is present in our environment, pay selective attention to some aspects of the environment, and ignore other elements that may be immediately apparent to other people.


Human beings are prone to errors and biases when perceiving themselves. Moreover, the type of bias people have depends on their personality. Many people suffer from self-enhancement bias or self-effacement bias.

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Self-enhancement bias is the tendency to overestimate your performance and capabilities and see yourself in a more positive light than others see you. People who have narc personality are particularly subject to this bias, but many others also have this bias to varying degrees.

At the same time, other people have the opposing extreme, which may be labeled as self-effacement bias - the tendency to underestimate your performance and capabilities and to see events in a way that puts yourself in a more negative light.

These tendencies have real consequences for behavior in organizations.

E.g.1 People who suffer from extreme levels of self-enhancement tendencies may not understand why they are not getting promoted or rewarded.

E.g 2 People who have a tendency to self-efface may project low confidence and take more blame for their failures than necessary.

So be very much aware of how self-perception can affect your personality, performance and overall identity as a person in different environment.

When human beings perceive themselves, they are also subject to the false consensus error.

False consensus error👇🏿

Simply put, we overestimate how similar we are to other people.

We assume that whatever quirks we have are shared by a larger number of people than in reality.

When people believe that a behavior is common and normal, they may repeat the behavior more freely. Under some circumstances, this may lead to a high level of unethical or even illegal behaviors at work, school, in your community, on social media, etc.

Social Perception

How we perceive other people in our environment is also shaped by our biases. Moreover, how we perceive others will shape our behavior, which in turn will shape the behavior of the person we are interacting with.



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