BEHAVIORAL CONSISTENCY

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n. the state of being consistent in behavior pattern. As such, an individual is more likely to adhere to the same principles throughout life. Thus, there is a greater likelihood that past and current job behavior could be a basis for predicting future job performance. Also called behavior consistency.

BEHAVIORAL CONSISTENCY: "When looking for the right leadership qualities in a job candidate, look into his or her behavioral consistency."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL CONSISTENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-consistency/ (accessed May 18, 2022).

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  1. […] See, humans are very consistent creatures over time. We tend to do the same things over and over again. What’s more, that consistency in behavior is driven by something called “behavioral congruence“—”there is consistency between the goals, values, and attitudes projected and the actual behavior observed.” In other words (and as I say in the quick version, above) our actions are consistent with our outlook on the world, on the stories we tell ourselves. […]

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