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Stronger Together: Personality, Intelligence and the Assessment of Career Potential

Department of Psychology and Language Science, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H0AP, UK
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Received: 11 October 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 8 November 2018 / Published: 13 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Ability-Personality Integration)
Personality and intelligence have a long history in applied psychology, with research dating back more than 100 years. In line, early developments in industrial-organizational psychology were largely founded on the predictive power of personality and intelligence measures vis-à-vis career-related outcomes. However, despite a wealth of evidence in support of their utility, the concepts, theories, and measures of personality and intelligence are still widely underutilized in organizations, even when these express a commitment to making data-driven decisions about employees and leaders. This paper discusses the value of personality and intelligence to understand individual differences in career potential, and how to increase the adoption of theories and tools for evaluating personality and intelligence in real-world organizational contexts. Although personality and intelligence are distinct constructs, the assessment of career potential is incomplete without both. View Full-Text
Keywords: intelligence; personality; selection; performance; assessment intelligence; personality; selection; performance; assessment
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Leutner, F.; Chamorro-Premuzic, T. Stronger Together: Personality, Intelligence and the Assessment of Career Potential. J. Intell. 2018, 6, 49.

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