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    Explain the reason why companies give potential employees personality tests. Also, explain the five-factor model of personality dimensions, and how they affect workplace behavior. Discuss the MBTI and its four personality types.
    Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as an in-text cited source to support your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced with a full citation in APA format at the end of your entry. Both paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations.

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    Interviewers are not necessary accurate judges of personality tests so companies give potential employees personality tests as way to predict work behavior. By using personality tests, companies are able to "assess a candidate's personality and the potential for a good match" (Carpenter, Bauer, & Erdogan, 2012) with the company. It is believed that personality tests "improve the effectiveness of [personnel] selection and reduce turnover" (Carpenter, Bauer, & Erdogan, 2012). In addition, job satisfaction of employees can be increased with the use of personality tests.
    The five-factor model of personality dimensions is used to assess potential employees levels of extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to ...

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    This detailed solution explains why companies give potential employees personality tests, it explains the five factor model of personality dimensions and the Myers & Briggs Type Indicator. Includes APA formatted references.