Psychopathic traits behind the rise and fall of Madoff
"There are likely to be plenty of people in the world of corporate finance with similar psychopathic traits to Bernie Madoff."
If it pays to be a jerk, why isn't everyone that way?
Science confirms, yet again, that brutish behavior can be an effective path to power.
People save more money when their goals fit their personality traits
Saving is difficult – it requires us to overcome the psychological hurdle of making a sacrifice in the present to benefit us in the future.
Dark personality traits make people susceptible to fake news
The stronger the "dark factor of personality" of the participants, i.e. the more pronounced their self-interest at the expense of others, the more they doubted there was a difference between scientific findings and mere opinions.
Stereotypes of middle-aged women as less 'nice' can hold them back at work
Both men and women are perceived as more capable as they get older, but only women are seen as less warm as they age—causing them to be judged more harshly.
Leadership online: Charisma matters most in video communication
Communication through digital channels offers fewer opportunities to motivate people and show charisma, presenting new challenges for managers. The good news: a charismatic leadership style can be learned.
Switching social identities happens seamlessly
Each person has multiple social identities, such as: employee, parent, young person, friend or even fan of a particular sports team. People can switch quite rapidly between these identities with no apparent difficulty.
People look alike if we think they have similar personalities
Do Vladimir Putin and Justin Bieber look alike? They do if you think they have similar personalities, shows a new study by a team of psychologists.
Personality traits predict performance differently across different jobs
What is the effect of the five big personality traits—conscientiousness, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and neuroticism—on job performance? Researchers have indexed these personality trait relationships across nine major occupational groups, accounting for job complexity and what occupational experts rate as the relevance of these personality traits to job requirements.
Extroverted? You may have better financial outcomes
How do the “Big Five” personality traits—openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism—impact financial decision making and risk taking? How can this information help financial planners to better serve their clients and become really helpful allies?
People prefer friendliness, trustworthiness in teammates over skill competency
People who are friendly and trustworthy are more likely to be selected for teams than those who are known for just their skill competency and personal reputation.
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