Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Author: Rachel Silverman

The following is an excerpt from The Juggle blog in The Wall Street Journal 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: Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Do nice guys finish last?

In today’s WSJ, I report on a new study showing that men who rate themselves highly “agreeable” tend to earn lower incomes than men who consider themselves less cooperative.  “Mean girls” also earn more than more amenable women, but the gap is much smaller.

The study, “Do Nice Guys–and Gals–Really Finish Last?” by Beth A. Livingston of Cornell University, Timothy A. Judge of the University of Notre Dame and Charlice Hurst of the University of Western Ontario, is forthcoming in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.