Personal and professional development is strongly related to know yourself, know others and know your workplace. Developing self-awareness and effectiveness in intrapersonal, interpersonal and organizational areas are beneficial for personal and professional development. Moreover, those play an essential role to understand yourself like personality and values and know many aspects such as how working with others, how handling conflict and working in a team. In addition, self-awareness and effectiveness in three areas can learn how to work with an organization, how to manage the politics of an organization and how to get help or help others in organization. This project validated the importance of self-awareness as a foundation for emotional intelligence, personal vision, self-management and team productivity, all relative to personal effectiveness and success in the workplace (Gerbrandt, 2005). Therefore, to develop individual and professional domain, people should pay more attention to understanding yourself from the big five and strengthening conflict management skills.
2.0 Intrapersonal Effectiveness
Intrapersonal Effectiveness means that “Understanding yourself (and your goals, strengths, weaknesses, style, biases) and improving self-management skills, such as time management and stress management” (De Janasz, Wood, Gottschalk, Dowd & Schenider, 2006, p.3).
2.1 The big five
The Big Five is a great theory related to intrapersonal effectiveness. Costa and McCrae explained the “Big five” including extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness to experience (1992). The big five traits is related to academic performance. According to Trapmann et al. (2007), a high score neuroticism means that a person is anxious, often hostile, depressed, easily stressed, extrinsically motivated and this will lead to blaming others and dissatisfaction. If students are Neuroticism, they negatively predict academic satisfaction. However, if students are Conscientiousness, they positively predict university GPA because they are careful, self-disciplined, an independent learner, self-regulated, self reliant will mean higher grades (Trapmann et al., 2007). What’s more, the big five is related to job performance. According to Barrick, Mount and Judge (2001), people are emotional stability who predicts job performance across the majority of occupations studied and within jobs, Emotional Stability predicts team performance. People are openness to experience who only predict training performance. People are extraversion who Predicts job performance for managers and police officers. People are agreeableness who predicts team performance. People are conscientiousness who is predicts overall job performance for all occupations studied. The form is my score in the Neo IPIP questionnaire. I get the score in Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness to experience, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness are 25, 28, 40, 37 and 37 respectively.
0penness to Experience
My score on openness to experience was 40 and this is regarded as a high score in comparison with others. According to Tsquosis (2002) people are “open-minded, look forward to learning and discovering new things, and see every new experience as a challenge to their abilities. They appreciate art as an aspect that enriches their inner world, and experience both happiness and sadness with very strong emotion.” I partly agree with this because I am willing to learn and face up challenge but I do not escape the real world and have not got strong emotion. I took up a course of management before. I was a leader in a team that was the first time to be a leader. Although I felt that was a big challenge for me, I was willing to take up. My score for neuroticism was 25 and this is regarded as the lowest score. What this means is that people characterized