Mean Men (and Women) Make More Money
Note to employee when it comes to salary negotiations and workplace politics: Be a jerk. You’ll make a lot more money. Okay, maybe “jerk” is a little strong. Just don’t be agreeable, according to a new study.
The gap is wider for men
The study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology find that agreeable workers earn significantly less than their less agreeable colleagues. The gap is especially wide for men. Here are some of the findings:
- Men who weren’t as agreeable earned about 18% more (nearly $10,000) a year than nice guys.
- Ruder women earned about 5% more (nearly $1800) a year than their friendlier counterparts.
- Do Nice Guys Finish Last? (blogs.wsj.com)