Yes, That Jerk Really Does Make More Than You (And Research Might Prove It)

Author: Bill Chappell

The following is an excerpt from an article on NPR that discusses Management Professor Tim Judge’s research on howagreeable workers earn significantly lower incomes than less agreeable ones.  To read the entire article visit: Yes, That Jerk Really Does Make More Than You (And Research Might Prove It)

Anyone who's harbored suspicions that only mean people seem to get ahead in the business world may be glad (or perhaps not) to learn that a new study agrees with them.

While such beliefs are often whispered in the office — and declaimed at volume during happy hour — new research quantifies just how much the nasty seem to profit by the (non-) virtue of their nastiness.

For men, the gain is around 18 percent in annual pay. Men who were rated as "highly disagreeable" on personality tests were paid an average of $9,700 more annually than men rated as "most agreeable," according to The Globe and Mail.

This story also appeared on Minnesota Public Radio and Mom Café.

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