Study: Being nice at the office doesn’t pay

Disagreeable men and women earn more than their polite counterparts. Is it time to start being a jerk?

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Researchers at three universities (Notre Dame, Cornell, and the University of Western Ontario) published a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that delved into agreeableness, income, and gender. The study was titled, “Do nice guys—and gals—really finish last?”

The answer to that question: Pretty much.

From The Daily Beast‘s synopsis of the study:

“Disagreeable men tend to earn more than agreeable men, and disagreeable women, though they earn less than both nice and not-nice guys, earn more than agreeable women.

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