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ERIC Number: EJ894361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Innovation and the "Dark Side" of Personality: Dysfunctional Traits and Their Relation to Self-Reported Innovative Characteristics
Zibarras, Lara D.; Port, Rebecca L.; Woods, Stephen A.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v42 n3 p201-215 2008
This paper explores the relationship between self-reported innovative characteristics and dysfunctional personality traits. Participants (N = 207) from a range of occupations completed the Innovation Potential Indicator (IPI) and the Hogan Development Survey (HDS). Those who reported innovative characteristics also reported the following dysfunctional traits: Arrogant, Manipulative, Dramatic, Eccentric; and lower levels of Cautious, Perfectionist and Dependent. A representative approximation of the higher order factor "moving against people" (Hogan & Hogan, 1997) was positively associated with innovative characteristics. It is concluded that innovation potential may be viewed as a positive effect of some otherwise dysfunctional traits, most notably those encompassed under the second-order HDS factor "moving against people". (Contains 5 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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