Prediction of Manipulation, Empathy and Social Irritability through Selected Personality Traits among Managers

  • Tatiana Lorincová University of Prešov in Prešov Faculty of Management Department of Managerial Psychology
  • Anna Lelková University of Prešov in Prešov Faculty of Management Department of Managerial Psychology

Abstract

The contribution analyzes manipulation, empathy and social irritability through verification of predictive power personality traits (sociability, emotional stability and self-confidence). The research sample is based on head officers and managers in Bratislava and Presov County, working in both private and public organisations. The aim of the study is to analyze predictive power of selected personality traits to manipulation, empathy and social irritability. The research data were collected through BIP questionnaire (Bochum Personality Questionnaire) in slovak translation by Džuka (2002) and MESI questionnaire (Manipulation, Empathy and Social irritability) by Frankovský and Birknerová (2014). Base on the confirmed aspects we came to the conclusion that sociability and self-confidence have significant predictive power in predicting manipulation. Sociability and emotional stability do not have significant power in predicting empathy. Sociability has significant predictive power in predicting social irritability but on the other hand self-confidence does not have significant predictive power in predicting social irritability.

Keywords: manipulation, empathy, social irritability, personality traits, managers
Published online
2016-02-10
How to Cite
Lorincová, T. and Lelková, A. (2016) “Prediction of Manipulation, Empathy and Social Irritability through Selected Personality Traits among Managers”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 24(2), pp. 83-87. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.8765.
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