New Study Finds Rich People Lack Empathy

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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It's no surprise given the current trend of the wealthy globalists who recently made 10 trillion disappear like David Copperfield breaking into the fed. This kind of mentality seems to be bred into them. In a way they are outcasts of society because of their wealth, and they have adapted to not care about anyone else for the most part.



People from different economic classes have fundamentally different ways of thinking about the world, according to research recently published in Current Directions in Psychological Science.

The authors of the study said the findings have important, but overlooked, implications for public policy.




A study published in Psychological Science in November, for instance, found that people of upper-class status have trouble recognizing the emotions other people are feeling. People of lower-class status do a much better job.

"What I think is really interesting about that is, it kind of shows there’s all this strength to the lower class identity: greater empathy, more altruism, and finer attunement to other people,” Keltner said.



Further evidence that we have the WRONG people representing us in congress.


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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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I don't need a study to tell me this. However, I have to say they have more class and never treat the cashiers or waiters/waitresses rotten, only lowlife cheap poor people act rude to their servers/cashiers...that much I will give the rich. They may lack empathy, however they know how to "portray" empathy.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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I thought a lot of rich people are rich because they have none?
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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I find that the poor and lower class always treat me fairly well in working in a service capacity. It's the middle and upper middle class that seem to lack both the empathy and the proper breeding to pretend.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:06 PM
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I find some of the richer clients pay me well for computer repair, one guy tips me very well for my work, however one guy who works at the University, he gets paid well, way nicer computer than mine always wants a deal etc etc.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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I could have told you that personally, although it is great that this study was done. I find the more people have less they give, and this doesn't necessarily refer to money. They are far less likely in a lot of cases to help someone in need, be it if you're in an accident or you are crying on the sidewalk. It may sound like a generalization but I live in a very gentrified area and this is my personal experience (not that i sit around crying on the sidewalk, just using it as an example).

Rich people are also very suspicious of people, the more money you have the more you think people are trying to get at it, so you isolate yourself from people with less money because you are selfish, paranoid and materialistic.

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by ThePeopleParty
I thought a lot of rich people are rich because they have none?
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That's a common misconception. Let's take that theory and apply it to anyone.

For the next 10 years, be as frugal as possible. Then report back to me and let me know if you became rich or not.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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Double post.
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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From the same people who brought you water is wet and don't drink pee its bad for you
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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Step 1: Define the results of the "study" you want to provide for your bombing run on your opposition.
Step 2: Study some groups of data to determine how to manipulate the spreadsheet formula to produce the results in step 1. Make it up if not available.
Step 3: Acquire useful idiots, stooges and shallow minded, wobbly-kneed sub-humans to shout holy terror the implications of this horrid result. MSM need apply.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by hypr2011
I find some of the richer clients pay me well for computer repair, one guy tips me very well for my work, however one guy who works at the University, he gets paid well, way nicer computer than mine always wants a deal etc etc.



For all of these anecdotal accounts, you need a way bigger group of people to report on.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
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I find that the poor and lower class always treat me fairly well in working in a service capacity. It's the middle and upper middle class that seem to lack both the empathy and the proper breeding to pretend.


The most horrid people I ever dealt with at wal mart were the food stamps/Cash assistance recipients. All the upper/middle class ones were always very much kinder. And the only EBT recipient that was not rude was one woman who had a sick husband so she could not work anymore, but you could tell they had money. He lost his job cause of his illness and she stayed home to care for him. She actually had a lot of empathy, but I don't think she was wealthy wealthy probably middle class.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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Where is the science? No description of the methodology, how the results were obtained, what subjective criteria used, sample size and how they were selected.

Nothing but a bunch of bs



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by tkwasny
Step 1: Define the results of the "study" you want to provide for your bombing run on your opposition.
Step 2: Study some groups of data to determine how to manipulate the spreadsheet formula to produce the results in step 1. Make it up if not available.
Step 3: Acquire useful idiots, stooges and shallow minded, wobbly-kneed sub-humans to shout holy terror the implications of this horrid result. MSM need apply.


First minute:

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Originally posted by v1rtu0s0

Originally posted by ThePeopleParty
I thought a lot of rich people are rich because they have none?
edit on 9-8-2011 by ThePeopleParty because: (no reason given)


That's a common misconception. Let's take that theory and apply it to anyone.
How about we apply it in a slightly different way. Get two people with equally good business ideas and direct one to act in a perfectly moral way, whilst the other guy is allowed to use any tactic in the book. Then compare their success.

This thread would have been better labelled "New Study Wastes More Time And Money Telling Us What We Already Knew"
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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I agree completely. I used to work as a front desk agent at a hotel, and the wealthier the guest the less respect and thanks I got. Middle class families were much warmer (and seemingly happier too) than the rich ones. Except sports teams. They were always a pain in the ass



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by ThePeopleParty
I thought a lot of rich people are rich because they have none?
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That's usually the case, it's been proven that sociopaths are FAR better investors than normal people with empathy....



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:15 PM
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Who needs empathy when they have money?

The very rich can buy anything they need; special treatment, friends, trophy wives, etc. So why would they care about anyone else? A basis tenet of human psychology is to look after the well being of the self first and foremost, self-preservation is the term I believe.

If an individual has no money with which to buy whatever he/she needs, they are forced to create bonds with others to lend and give support, and share resources; not always because it is the right thing to do, but because deep down in our genetic memory we remember that a group of people stands a much better chance of surviving than a man apart.

But even though the base instinct is self-preservation, when people are forced to work together in order to survive, they develop emotional attachments to the others. They care about what happens to their fellows on an intellectual level and emotional level, which is the very definition of empathy.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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The study is linked in the article, but in order to access it you'd need to pay 35$ for one day of access. If only...I was rich... OH, THE IRONY! :O


Lemme see if I can find a transcript of it.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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thats what all studies seem to tell us these days...


 
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