Resilience In Managerial Life

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Resilience in managerial life is worth looking in to as managers need to be more resilient so that they can bounce back from the loads of pressures and adversities encounter in business. In this context, there is a need to understand the resilient ability of a manager against his personality traits and thinking pattern. With this assumption, a research is designed to examine the relationship of personality dispositions, cognitive style and decision making style with resilience of management students. A sample of 130 management students was selected randomly between the age group of 20-25 years. The tests used are Resilience Inventory, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Cognitive Style Inventory and Decision Making Inventory. Results showed that resilience…show more content…
A child who generally receives positive reinforcing images of himself as they are reflected in the loving gestures of his primary caregivers soon begins to associate these reflected subliminal messages with his own state of being in the world. In troubled families, however, the mirroring process goes awry and children are at risk of forming an inner self-representation that feels defective and unwanted (Swinney, 2001). Though, developmental theory maintains that occasionally a child will manage to distract himself from distorted images and will be drawn instead to more positively reinforcing image of himself in relation to his environment. Piaget’s (1952) one of the stimulus equilibration is the most useful information processing concept. It refers to the overall balancing-act that occurs between existing frames of reference and novel experiences, ideally leading to a sense of coherent equilibrium between the child's subjective inner and objective outer world. This would predict resilient life coping skills from a child possessing an innately adaptive, harmoniously balanced internal frame of reference (Siegler,…show more content…
Usually, when reflecting about someone’s personality, we think about what makes one person different from another or perhaps even unique and this question refers to individual differences. It is not easy to describe or explain how individuals develop particular ways of interacting with the world. This is another issue of individual differences (Huffman, Vernoy, Williams & Vernoy, 1991). Since earlier times type theories has dominated the investigations of individual differences (Mischel,

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