Personality and behavior


When discussing personality and behavior, we must realize that personality is relatively stable, whereas emotions or moods can change frequently. In our materials, Austin (2019) discussed the ABC approach to Organizational Behavior Management. He explained that antecedents (A) lead to behaviors (B) which lead to consequences (C). For 48 hours, keep an antecedents journal. Record what you do daily, make notes about what consequences occur from those behaviors, and record what you were thinking about right before the behavior (antecedent).

Discuss five of your observed behaviors. Were they beneficial, detrimental, mixed? What patterns did you see from your antecedents that lead to either positive or negative behavior? How could you conscientiously change your antecedent to limit detrimental behavior? List at least five examples. An example is shown below (do not use this example).