Personality Testing For Work Ethic - Integrity:
You want to identify people who exhibit what is commonly called a work-ethic or a sense of job responsibility. Such people usually have a strong sense of duty and commitment, are usually ambitious and invest in their job and are conscientious about doing a good job (not because others are watching but because they take pride in what they do). They exhibit a sense of integrity and do what they say they will do. They are not manipulative. They are often well organized. This can be taken too far, however, causing them to become rigid and inflexible. View Sample Report For Work Ethic - Integrity

This is really a bias scale that measures a person's tendency to give reasonable or realistic responses versus a "distorted" response. High scores suggest a person may be withholding data about him/herself and may be exaggerating the positive aspects (socially desirable) of their behavior. Low scores can indicate a self-critical approach. Hence, high and low scores cause one to interpret the data either up or down.

Focusing on your job is important but some people are so focused and conscientious that they become perfectionists and drive other people crazy. Hence, this can be good and bad. Commitment to one's work is important for success but "too great a focus" can lead to perfectionist tendencies. That is, you work hard but cannot accomplish a reasonable amount of work because your style "forces you to do every task" in a near perfect fashion.

People who are achievement oriented usually are better performers. They are serious about their work and "drive themselves" to achieve and do well. However, there is also a downside where they can be so achievement oriented that they run over others, cannot work in teams and make the lives of others difficult (e.g., destructively competitive). In addition, some people "pull out all the stops" to achieve their goals and may take advantage of others, cut corners for faster results or even "bend the truth" in an effort to look impressive to their superiors

This is another trait that is positive in moderate amounts but potentially negative when carried to extremes. Compulsive people are organized, usually like structure and/or rules, strive to make their work efficient and seek a personal sense of control in their activities.

This is a continuum running from forthright and too blunt to clever and potentially manipulative. A moderate score is good but this depends on the position and culture. Greater bluntness can be truthfulness but can also be crass. Lesser bluntness can be political sensitivity but also greater "looking out for one's own needs." This variable can influence the appearance of work ethic (e.g., Lows may be too naive. Moderate is okay. Highs may be too deceitful/clever).

Integrity implies trust but it can also work as a "brake on achievement" where a person who wants to get ahead and beat out the competition "slows down" because he/she feels that it is important to do it in an ethical and reasonable fashion. Ultimately, a superior has to count on not only a subordinate doing the job but also doing the job well and using good judgment. The person with integrity knows how to compromise the sheer volume of work with a quality and ethical job.

A sense of duty where one takes his/her responsibilities and commitments seriously as opposed to a more casual approach where, "I'll do what I can but when my shift is over, I am out of here." People with a strong work ethic (may be ambitious or not) take their job seriously and find it difficult to work in a more casual or informal ("when I get to it") fashion.


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