|Personality Factors vs. Preference for Consensus Decision-Making||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Norman Gauss (normangausscharter.net)|
|Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 17:05:47 -0800 (PST)|
A research paper appearing in 2003 presented the results of studying the influence of personality on consensus effectiveness: Gastil, J. and Sager, K. , 2003-05-27 "The Origins and Consequences of Consensus Decision Making: A Study of the Relationships among Personality Factors, Decision Rules, and Group Outcomes" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p111604_index.html When asked to choose between consensus and majority rule, those groups having large components of agreeable and extraverted people chose consensus more often than majority rule. Those with large components of people exhibiting strong neuroticism chose majority rule over consensus. Conscientiousness and Openness were not important personality factors although the former showed a small preference for consensus. Five personality factors were cited: 1. Extraversion 2. Agreeableness 3. Conscientiousness 4. Neuroticism 5. Openness to experience 1. Extraverted people tend to be sociable, fun-loving, affectionate, friendly, and talkative. 2. Agreeableness is contrasted with antagonism. Antagonistic people "seem always to set themselves against others. Cognitively they are mistrustful and skeptical; affectively they are callous and unsympathetic, behaviorally they are uncooperative, stubborn, and rude." 3. Conscientiousness is contrasted with undirectedness. Conscientious people direct themselves toward acting in a meticulous, systematic, and thorough manner. They have a will to achieve and are goal oriented. 4. Neuroticism is contrasted with emotional stability. Those with high neuroticism tend to worry, be insecure, self-conscious, and temperamental. Negative affect lies at the heart of this factor. It includes maladaptive behavior and cognition. Those individuals with high neuroticism may be more likely to hold faulty beliefs and exhibit nonproductive coping strategies. 5. Openness to experience is reflected by being original, imaginative, having broad interests, and daring to do new things.
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