Friday, August 10, 2012
Do Nice Guys Finish Last?
Well, I don't know about last, but they apparently earn almost 20% less than men who are significantly more disagreeable. At least according to an interesting post over at the Harvard Business Review:
"People who are disagreeable earn more than people who are agreeable, and the gap is biggest among men, according to an analysis of four surveys spanning almost 20 years. Men who are significantly less agreeable than average earn 18.31% more than men who are significantly more agreeable than average, while the comparable figure for women is 5.47%, says the study, led by Beth A. Livingston of Cornell. Men's disagreeable behavior "conforms to expectations of 'masculine' behavior," the authors say."
And that is just one in a pretty interesting list of factoids... check it out.