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It is a common saying that nice guys finish last - and when it comes to pay packets, at least, research shows the genial really do end up at the back of the queue. A study which looked at the link between personality and wages has found that 'agreeable' workers earn significantly less than their meaner colleagues.
The gap is particularly telling when broken down by gender, with the difference in pay between mean and nice men almost $10,000 a year.
Agreeableness was defined as a tendency toward warmth, kindness and cooperation with other people. Men who were deemed to disagree the most made 18 per cent - or $9,772 annually - more than those seen to be more willing to agree.
Disagreeable women make five per cent - or $1,828 a year - more than women who are more willing to seek common ground.
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
reply to post by David9176
My theory for that reason is simple: jerks and sociopaths are more likely to be management or executive material. They'd also be more likely to have less friends and be career oriented, wouldn't they?
4 percent of the human population are psychopathic, typically born that way (although nobody knows why or how yet); these people lack any empathy, remorse, fear, love, or most emotion. They have no conscience. They only live satisfy themselves and their own materialistic ambitions because they lack the desire to live for the most beautiful things in life.
To them we are objects, targets; and they'll use every person they meet to further their success and sustain their lifestyle. A large portion of people in positions of power are psychopathic;....
...Admiral Elmo Zumwalt,told me --30 years ago when he was still CNO [chief naval officer in Vietnam] that during his own command of U.S. naval forces in Vietnam,just prior to his anointment as CNO, young Kerry had created great problems for him and the other top brass,by killing so many non-combatant civilians and going after other non-military targets. "We had virtually to straitjacket him to keep him under control", the admiral said....