MENTAL HEALTH OF MANGERS WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITY TRAITS: PERSONALITY TRAITS AS BUFFER AGAINST STRESS
 
Kaviani, H., Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology and Marjoovi , S., Hyrbodan, Iran
 
We examined the relationship between mental health and personality traits of managers who scored 6 or more (bimodal scoring) in GHQ-28, matched with managers who scored less than the cut-off point. The were tested using Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI-125, Cloninger) and and Eysenck personality Inventory (EPI, Eysenck). The results revealed that the managers with poor mental health were significantly lower in Extroversion, Self-directiveness and Self-transcendence compared to their counterparts. We will discuss that how some personality traits as buffer play a pivotal role to protect individual (manager) against stress.