Week 2 Assignment
1) Personality is a relatively stable set of traits that aids in explaining and predicting individual behavior.
What are some of Mark Cuban’s traits that can explain his behavior during the maverick’s games?
I would describe Mark Cuban’s personality as warm, friendly, and passionate. He gets along with others and likes to be social amongst the fans at the Mavericks games.
However, sometimes he displays child like behavior when he yells and violates NBA policies on purpose.
2) Would you describe Mark Cuban as a type A or Type B personality type?
Mark Cuban has an A type personality. He is fast paced. Always on the go. His mind is always working trying to find the next thing to buy or another way to make more money. He is driven, extremely competitive, and committed to winning.
3) Why is Mark Cuban described as someone with an internal locus of control?
Mark Cuban is considered someone with locus of control because he believes that outcomes are determined by their performance, he likes to control every aspect of his life.
4) The Big Five Model of Personality categorizes traits into the dimensions of surgency, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience. Which of these dimensions are strongest or clearly evident in Mark Cuban’s personality?
The big five model of personality dimensions that are the strongest or clearly evident in Mark Cubans personality are surgency, agreeableness, and conscientiousness.
5) Is Mark Cuban projecting a positive or negative image with his eccentric behavior during the maverick’s game? He is projecting a negative image.
6) Mark Cuban has had several disagreements with the NBA commissioner that have resulted in fines totaling almost a million dollars. Each incident brings a lot of publicity to the team and Cuban himself; most of it negative. Chapter 1 discusses three alternatives for resolving human relations problems- change the other person, change the situation or change yourself. Which approach or combination or of approaches will you recommend for Mark Cuban, and why? I would recommend that Mark Cuban should change the approach by changing the situation and change the person he perpetrates. Mark Cuban should become a better person and work on his human relations problems.
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