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how personality traits and dimensions of project managers can conceptually affect project success
Organizations are relying more and more on project management to achieve initiatives. This paper aims to draw attention to the importance of project manager personality traits and dimensions with respect to executing projects effectively and successfully. It begins with a theoretical model showing the proposed relationships between variables including moderators. Based on extensive literature review, this theoretical paper adds to the "soft skill" research stream by enlarging the scope of personality dimensions and their subsequent effects on project success and, second, considers dimensions heretofore not explored within the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The authors posit that a project manager's extent of communication apprehension, degree of innovativeness, level of self-monitoring, conflict management style, degree of change orientation and Myers-Briggs (MBTI) personality type can affect project outcomes.