The Effect of Personality on Interpersonal Power and Power Distance of Employees of MRF Tyres Ltd. – Kottayam
S. Sasikumar1, Sajan M. George2

1S. Sasikumar, Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Management Studies, Sacred Heart College Autonomous, Tirupattur, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.

2Sajan M. George, Ph.D. Research Scholar, Management Full Time, Department of Management Studies, Sacred Heart College Autonomous, Tirupattur, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 25 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 427-430 | Volume-9 Issue-2S3 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11051292S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B1105.1292S319

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Abstract: Fundamentally every society is made up of individuals and groups who have interaction among them. In the process interaction, power turns out to be the force that keeps the social relationship going. Though there can be various types and levels of interactions, all will have power at the base of it all. Possession of power certainly changes individuals for good or bad. But obviously it happens. Power enables the individuals to make proper decisions provided one is capable of handling power properly. What makes an individual to handle power properly is one’s personality. For, it certainly influences the thinking pattern, emotional expressions and deeds. Hierarchy is part and parcel of a society. Here employees with high dominance of power sustain hierarchy. Due to this there occurs opportunities for interpersonal power and power distancing. Power distancing will certainly occur for those employees who find themselves with less power or with more power than the others. Interpersonal power also will occur among the individuals of the society when they are able to influence the other with their positive utilization of power. Here the study that is undertaken with the title the effect of personality on interpersonal power and power distance of employees of MRF Tyre Ltd, Kottayam, is an effort to find the effect of personality on interpersonal power and power distance. It helps to analyze if personality is related to interpersonal power, is there a relationship between personality and power distance and to see if there is any intervention of interpersonal power between personality and power distance. The methodology used will be a descriptive one. Questionnaire and interviews were used to collect data and various statistical tools will be used to analyze the data. Findings are placed after that with a conclusion suggesting to utilize the power for the welfare of the society and its growth.

Keywords: Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, Interpersonal Power, Openness, Personality, Power Distance.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences