They are always willing to help, they are in favor of humanity, they approach situations and others in a positive way and are open to opportunities that make a difference. Closely linked to altruism, people with this trait are more motivated to perform selfless acts of kindness, generosity or charity to support those around them. Common features of this dimension include high levels of consideration, good impulse control, and goal-oriented behaviors. People with a high conscience tend to be organized and aware of details and to have a keen sense of responsibility, personal integrity and ethical conduct in general.
In my work with industry leaders, I have discovered that the trait of neuroticism has a critical impact on effectiveness. Emotional stability in the workplace is the basis for creating an appropriate work environment. I worked with an executive director who, although brilliant and determined, created tension and uncertainty in the office due to her quick temper and irritability. His staff couldn't relax and concentrate on their work because they were continuously in a state of tension, waiting for the next emotional outburst.
Nowadays, the importance of emotional intelligence (which is strongly related to the measurable trait of neuroticism) is considered a crucial attribute of successful leaders. In the charitable sector, this capacity is even more necessary, where values, ethics and social justice are normal. Not only being aware of themselves, but also being able to manage one's own emotions appropriately, provides leaders with an emotional base that can lead to an open work culture that encourages participation. This personality trait includes the attributes of altruism, trust, affection, kindness, and many other prosocial attitudes.
People who have this trait tend to be kinder, willing to give, easily accessible, and willing to receive support from any source. In the literature related to giving, giving is also referred to as generosity, charity, giving, donating time, volunteering, and philanthropy. As leadership becomes increasingly important in the charity sector, psychologist Geraldine Kilbride describes the things that make a person a pioneer. Leadership plays the primary role in making an impact on society in the charity and, therefore, having more loyal donors.
The quantile approach allows us to explore the effect of personality traits on the entire distribution of charitable behavior, and not just on the average, as has been the case in existing literature. As charities face unique pressures to clarify their impact and distinguish their brand from the competition, they are increasingly striving to understand what makes a leader good. This article investigates the association between personality traits and charitable behavior, i.e. donations of time and money, using data from Understanding Society, the most recent large-scale longitudinal household survey in the United Kingdom.
Another study argues that this does not mean that narcissists do not donate to charities, but rather that they will be more likely to participate in prosocial activities, such as donations and volunteering, which are viewed by other people and are therefore more likely to receive attention and praise (Konrath et al, 201). Charities are considered to face greater pressure and in terms of having an impact on society and of being unique among the avalanche of brands.