The UPSC mains GS -4 paper of Ethics is one of the major components of UPSC syllabus.Human behaviour is often a very complex one. One's Aptitude changes the way a person's character is shaped.Its very different from Attitude. Correct aptitude helps civil servant to act and communicate effectively with the society.
- Attitudes Vs Aptitude
- Atributes of good admiistrator
An aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level, which can also be considered ' talent". Et is the ability to deal with aspects of the environment and to perform a particular behaviour, Aptitudes may be physical or mental. Aptitude is also defined as the aptness or quickness to succeed fn a specific field of activity. It is a present condition that is indicative of individual s potentialities for future, Thus, aptitude implies the prediction about the individual's future performance
ATTITUDES VS APTITUDE
Attitude is Ihe manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc, with regard to a person or thing. It is the way you think about any particular person or thing. 'Aptitude' is a capability or talent innate or acquired for performing some particular task.
Altitude has to do with the character and aptitude has to do with competence. Character is relatively permanent whereas
aptitude can be changed and developed.
In public administration, the difference may be understood by the following example: An administrator may be very good in problem solving (aptitude part) but may have the tendency to procrastinate the decisions (attitude part). Also, an administrator may have a good aptitude in resolving the communal issues (aptitude part) but may have a negative attitude towards a particular minority (attitude part) which will naturally influence his overall decisions.
ATTRIBUTES OF A GOOD ADMINISTRATOR
- Willingness to assume responsibility,
- A steadily enlarging ability to deal with more problems.
- A strong bent toward action.
- A good listener,
- Effective with people.
- Capacity to build his own strength by building the competence of his organization.
- Capacity to use his institutional resources,
- Avoiding using power or authority for their own sake.
- Welcoming reports of troublesome things.
- A good team-worker.
- A good initiator
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