This reprint, originally published in the Winter 1991 issue of Journal Studies in Technical Careers, reports on a study which identified the personality traits associated with excellent vocational-technical instructors. The personal characteristics of excellent instructors were found to be different from the general population on all psychological dimensions examined except for the categories of adapting and scientific. Excellent instructors were thought to possess the traits which describe people as warm, open, outgoing, and positive. Additionally, these instructors were described as being humanistic managers and team players.
MDS-339 / October 1992