Authoritarian management styles
Managers who are high in conscientiousness and possibly low in agreeableness tend to prefer authoritarian management styles. These managers tend to be industrious, orderly, candid, and less trusting.
Extroverted management styles
Managers who are high in agreeableness and possibly high in extraversion far more likely to prefer these management styles. These managers are typically softhearted, understanding, compassionate and considerate.
Political management styles
Managers who are high in conscientiousness and low in agreeableness prefer this management style. Managers who are competitive, outspoken, headstrong, calculating or manipulative may find this style to be ideal.
Administrative management styles
These managers are high in conscientiousness, particularly the subset of orderliness. They’re focused on the way things should be above all else, choosing to focus on rules and process over preference and intuition.
Democratic management styles
These managers are high in openness, have a great degree of intellectual curiosity, preferring a diversity of ideas. They’re imaginative, open to the feedback and ideas from their team. They’re more than willing to experiment, preferring to try something new to achieve results.
Culture and social conditioning play a powerful role in management. Often times these roles will supersede personality and preferences of an individual manager.