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"Be Helpful" & "WhoYou Know"-Track to Corporate Success-Jerks Self Derail

Psychology Today February 2021 pp. |Insights|PERSONALITY “DO JERKS ALWAYS WIN? Unpleasant people may not have a leg up on the corporate ladder”

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A study published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) suggest those blessed with being extroverted or able to be extroverted were the most successful in the corporate world. “…only extraversion predicted an inclination to help coworkers or build alliances with influential people.” “the authors speculated, any power boost disagreeable people gain from being dominant may be cancelled out by their antisocial actions.”


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