Soft skills-Personality Development important MCQs in English/Hindi | Nielit Notes | PDF

This post covers all important Questions from the topic "Soft skills-Personality Development".

These MCQs will definitely help to pass IT and Computer students in any exam and interview that have Soft skills-Personality Development topic.

Soft skills-Personality Development chapter covers the following topics:

1. Personality Development - Determinants of Personality- self-awareness,                      motivation, self-discipline, etc., building a positive personality, gestures.

2. Self-esteem - self-efficacy, self-motivation, time management, stress management, etiquette & manners.

3. Communication and writing skills- objective, attributes and categories of communication, Writing Skills – Resume, Letters, Report, Presentation, etc. Interview skills and body language.

After completion of Soft skills-Personality Development unit, Students will be able to understand: 

  • Role of positive personality and determinants of personality.
  • Self-esteem.
  • Communication and writing skills.

Soft skills-Personality Development MCQs

Here are the 60 most important and frequently asked MCQs from the  "Soft skills-Personality Development" topic.

1. What aspect(s) of personality are believed to have evolved in humans?

a. overeating

b. quick response to danger

c. aggression in men

d. all of the above

Ans.d.all of the above

2. People high in the trait of ________ are more easily conditioned with emotional stimuli.

a. neuroticism

b. extraversion

c. psychoticism

d. agreeableness


3. The research strategy for assessing personality stability that studies two or more groups assumed to be at different stages of development is

a. stratification

b. cross-sectional

c. binominal

d. longitudinal


4. _________ vs. _________ achieved a high .75 on the heritability of Cattell?s 16 PF.

a. relaxed vs. tense

b. conservative vs. liberal

c. concrete vs. abstract

d. sober vs. enthusiastic

Ans. c.concrete vs. abstract

5. Which of the following is NOT one of the Erikson?s stages of psychosocial development?

a. industry vs. inferiority

b. intimacy vs. isolation

c. trust vs. mistrust

d. life vs. death

Ans. vs. death

6. While talking to friends you do not pay attention to the skills of ____Communication.




Ans. b. Oral

7. During presentation using an OHP. One can read information line by line using an opaque sheet to cover the transparency with a view to minimize distraction. This technology is called ____

a.Positive disclosure

b.Zero disclosure

c.Negative disclosure

d.Progressive disclosure

Ans. d. Progressive disclosure

8. ___Listening means learning through conversation





Ans. c. Dialogic

9. A baby being measured for attachment using Ainsworth?s Strange-situation procedure appears to be extremely clinging and attached to the mother?s side when she comes back into the room. This baby would be classified as

a. secure

b. anxious

c. happy

d. avoidant


10. Generativity is best described as

a. part of erikson?s later adulthood stage

b. a desire to help others

c. the ability to make general observations

d. both a and b

Ans. d.both a and b

11. Psychometric tests claim give information about:

a. career interest

b. intellectual attainment

c. unconscious passion

d. all the above

Ans. interest

12. The foremost skill required for learning a language is _____.

a. Writing skill

b. Reading skill

c. Speaking skill

d. Listening skil

Ans. b

13. Ainsworth?s three types of attachment in an infant?s "strange situation" are

a. secure, avoidant, anxious

b. secure, avoidant, achievement

c. generativity, avoidant, achievement

d. secure, active, anxious

Ans., avoidant, anxious

14. The part of personality development where one seems to have no evidence of exploration and also does not have a clear identity is

a. identity diffusion

b. identity foreclosure

c. moratorium

d. identity achievement

Ans. a.identity diffusion

15. According to James Marcia?s identity statuses, which of the following is NOT an identity status?

a. identity foreclosure

b. identity association

c. moratorium

d. identity diffusion

Ans. b.identity association

16. An identity that results in an individual exploring different options before making a decision is said to be

a. identity diffusion

b. identity foreclosure

c. moratorium

d. negative identity


17. The idea that you can assess someone’s personality by studying their face is called:

a. phrenology

b. physiology

c. somatology

d. physiognomy

Ans. b.physiology

18. It is a Psycho-linguistic guessing game.

a. Reading

b. Writing

c. Learning

d. Listening

Ans. a

19. Understanding a written text means –

a. Reading comprehension

b. Extracting the required information

c. Understand writer’s meaning

d. Both a & b

Ans. d

20. Humanistic psychologists explained

a. human traits

b. humanity

c. sociology

d. can’t say

Ans. a.human traits

21. Extraverts have ________ participation

a. mental

b. social

c. physical

d. none of these


22. The ________ approach to understanding human behaviour.

a. palliative

b. psychodynamic

c. patronymic

d. psychedelic

Ans. b.psychodynamic

23. Few…. traits can not changed.

a. new

b. inborn

c. adopted

d. natural

Ans. b.inborn

24. Which of the following characteristics describe someone who, according toMaslow, is self-actualized?

a. creativity

b. confidence

c. spontaneity

d. all of the above

Ans. b.confidence

25. One can express through…….

a. oral

b. writtien

c. gesture

d. all the above

Ans.d.all the above

26. The primary skill to acquire knowledge about everything in the world.

a. Reading skill

b. Writing skill

c. Listening skill

d. Speaking skill

Ans. a

27. Reading is a _____ process.

a. Encoding

b. Codification

c. Decoding

d. None of the above

Ans. c

28. Men who work on the land are :

a. Cultivators

b. Gardeners

c. Shepherds

d. All of the above

Ans. d

29. Person who dig out stone for buildings and roads, and for laying a bed for railway lines.

a. Quarrymen

b. Miners

c. Diggers

d. Both b and c

Ans. a

30. Shopkeepers comes under the category of-

a. Movers

b. Manufacturers

c. Helpers

d. Makers

Ans. a

31. “Spectroscopes” instrument is used by –

a. Doctor

b. Engineer

c. Astronomers

d. Astronauts

Ans. a

32. The experience of feeling competent to cope with the basic challenges in life and of being worthy of happiness is



c.Wishful thinking.

d.Self efficacy.


33. Self-efficacy is one of the main components of self-esteem. If a person has high self-efficacy he/she is likely to

a.Believe that most assignments are difficult and confusing

b.Ask for a considerable amount of help in determining how to start a difficult project

c.Believe that he/she has the ability to do what is necessary to accomplish the task.

d.Feel that he/she lacks the skills necessary to carry out a specific task


34. Another component of self-esteem is self-respect. This refers to how you think and feel about yourself. A person with high self-esteem would also have high self-respect and could be expected to exhibit the following behaviors

a.Focus on the needs of others.

b.Stay in relationships where they are mentally or physically abused.

c.Become highly self absorbed with personal matters.

d.Beg others for things that could be obtained from their own efforts.


35. One of the major consequences of high self-esteem is

a.Good mental health.

b.Increased worker involvement on teams.

c.Increased absenteeism.

d.Decreased complaints from unionized workers.


36. All of the following are suggested ways of enhancing/developing your self-esteem except

a.Take action to become aware of your personal strengths

b.Minimize settings and interactions that detract from your feelings of competence

c.Talk and socialize frequently with people who boost your self-esteem

d.All of the above are ways to enhance your self-esteem.


37. Research has shown that companies who have an educated workforce and workers who have high self-esteem are likely to exhibit increased

a.Stress levels.

b.Wages and salary costs.

c.Turnover and absenteeism.

d.Behaviors that lead to a competitive advantage.


38. Companies gain the edge when, in addition to having an educated workforce, employees have high self-esteem shown by all of the following behavior except

a.Being creative and innovative.

b.Trusting your own capabilities.

c.Taking personal responsibility for problems.

d.A feeling of dependency on leadership for direction.


39. It is reported that people who have high self-esteem themselves can generally increase your self-esteem because these individuals usually

a.Give honest feedback.

b.Respect others.

c.Respect themselves.

d.All of the above are correct.


40. The most powerful way to build self-confidence is

a.Having done something before and succeeded.

b.Hearing others tell you how good you are

c.Comparing yourself to others who are better than you

d.Finding a new job.


41. Self-confidence is affected by comparing ourselves to others, or social comparison,




d.None of the above.


42. Self-confidence is boosted by social persuasion because

a.If a credible person convinces you that you can accomplish a task, you will often give the task a try.

b.Social persuasion often combines encouragement with guidance on how to perform the task.

c.It is comforting to know someone believes in us and is willing to help us if we need them.

d.All of the above.


43. Saying things about yourself such as "I may be stupid but..." or "I know I'm usually wrong but...." are examples of

a.False modesty.

b.Positive self-talk.

c.Negative self-talk.

d.Ways to make sure others do not expect too much from you.


44. In oral communication there is a possibility of immediate ___





Ans. b. Response

45. Hearing is only an important component of  ___





Ans. b. Listening

46. SQ3R techniques for reading is given by

a. Braille, 1965

b. Robinson in 1970

c. Both a & b

d. Billmeyer, 1962

Ans. b

47. _____ is the brightest star.

a. Sirius

b. Alpha

c. Blake

d. None of the above

Ans. a

48. Reading is a _____ process.





Ans. c. Decoding

49. the fascinating areas of language learning is –

a. Reading

b. Listening

c. Writing

d. Speaking

Ans. b

50. The influence of parents on the personality of their children is:

a. non-existent

b. weakest in early childhood

c. strongest in early childhood

d. consistent across the lifespan

Ans.c.strongest in early childhood

51. A good command over a …… need of speech

a. practice

b. language

c. gestures

d. activity


52. Listening process involves –

a. Processing the data

b. Reconstructing the data

c. Giving meaning to the data

d. All of the above

Ans. d

53. Which of the following is NOT one of the Big Five traits?

a. sense of humour

b. openness to experience

c. conscientiousness

d. extraversion

Ans.b.openness to experience

54. George is in preschool. His teachers notice that he is hyper?likes to jump around a lot and cannot sit still during nap time. George is probably

a. high in sociability

b. anxious attached child

c. introvert

d. high in activity level

Ans.d.high in activity level

55. Dennis always wanted to be a doctor. His parents pushed him in biology and chemistry. When he applied for college, he declared his major as pre-medical and only took classes that would help him to get into Medical School. According to the identity status paradigm, Dennis is in which stage?

a. identity foreclosure

b. moratorium

c. identity diffusion

d. identity lease

Ans.a.identity foreclosure

56. Different types of letters used for printing are called____





Ans. a. Fonts

57. The language of the report should be  ____





Ans. b. Formal

58. People cannot interact with each other without  ___





Ans. a.Communication

59. Which of these should not be avoided for effective communication?



c.Semantic problems

d.Wrong assumptions

Ans. b. Planning

60. When taking an inventory of personal assets and accomplishments

a.Personal assets should be related to tangible assets such as an antique car.

b.Personal assets should be related to characteristics and behaviors.

c.You should downplay your personal assets so you do not become overly confident.

d.Try not to waste too much time as this is not that helpful in enhancing self confidence


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