Monday, May 16, 2011

Nice People Can Be Brainy

Research shows that people view competence and warmth as inversely related - i.e. intelligent people don’t need to be nice and nice people are judged less competent than they really are. Research found that humans value warmth over competence when judging others but when judging ourselves, we value competence over warmth (we want others to see us as competent, not just nice).

The research explains why many are dismissive of elders but kind to them, why managers trust unworthy employees, why many women are denied employment upgrades.

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