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The passion factor by Jorge Urrea Filgueira, Silvia Leal

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Innovative Potential. Third Factor: the Psychological Profile (I)

1. Personality and Translation of Reality (I)

Our innovative potential is conditioned by four personality traits: self-esteem, optimism, locus of control and orientation towards learning. All play a part in the translation of individual reality conditioning our behaviour. They effect the effort we dedicate to a job and our expectations of successfully completing it, and also on the thinking and emotions that go along with it, before, during and afterwards. In the field of work they have an effect on our degree of commitment, motivation and productivity. Therefore let’s start with a few lines about the personality.

The etymological roots of the word are not clear, but it is ...

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