The article presented theoretically and empirically personal qualities important for a professional career. Basing on analysed scientific literature and the experimental study, we identified the most significant qualities of women and men important for professional growth. We found that women and men had personal factors influencing the active development of stable, conscious ideas about themselves and their place in the professional area.
The peculiarities of existing professional gender-role stereotype and their formation were substantiated. The peculiarities of research approaches to the problem of working women and men were revealed. All components of personal characteristics, assessment of one’s own personality as a professional one were closely related to professional development.
The specific personal characteristics in the professional careers of women and men were analyzed. We also determined that career choosing is influenced by personal, social and psychological factors. The analysed personal qualities influencing an individual’s professional development showed that every person has their own individual concept, motivation, motives, values, desires, by which they guided at career choosing.
The aspects of the study on an individual’s professional development were considered and the internal determinants determining further personal development were identified.
The article determines that personal, business qualities and skills should be highlighted; it helps to understand people’s weaknesses, strengths and fairly assess professional goals; such approach is the most comprehensive and productive.
Because personal qualities influence career building, there is reason to believe that there are some differences in the professional area of women and men: women are more focused on communication and interactions, they able to establish contacts with others and regulate relationships, while men have leadership qualities, showing independence in judgments, tend to focus on their own views and preferences, more courageous and independent.
The integrative role of personal factors for a specialist’s professionalization was empirically clarified. Professional work evokes a tendency to continuously develop boundless creative potential in various areas of life.
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