The relationship between personality preferences, self-esteem and emotional competence

Melinde Coetzee, Nico Martins, Johan S Basson, Helene Muller
2006 SA Journal of Industrial Psychology  
The relationship between leaders' personality preferences, self-esteem and emotional competence is the focus of this article. A study was conducted to analyse the responses of a sample of 107 South African leaders in the manufacturing industry to measures of the three constructs. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Culturefree Self-esteem Inventories for Adults (CFSEI-AD), and the 360° Emotional Competency Profiler (ECP) were administered. Positive relationships were found between the
more » ... ree constructs. The self-esteem construct appeared to be a more reliable predictor of emotional competence than the MBTI personality preferences. The findings of the study make an important contribution to the expanding body of knowledge concerned with the evaluation of personality variables that influence the effectiveness of leaders.
doi:10.4102/sajip.v32i2.233 fatcat:knlhe76x6zh5vp3c7qma2a5zd4