Nice Guys Finish Last

A new study — Do Nice Guys Finish Last, by Jonah Lehrer {wired} posits that agreeable men have less successful careers (measured in U.S. dollars, of course) than their un-nice counterparts.

In a series of follow-up studies, the researchers replicated their results, showing that agreeable men earn less even after controlling for a long list of variables, including other personality traits and the possibility that nice people choose less lucrative professions…

I think my place in this race would depend on who you ask. But I am heartened by the conclusion to Jonah’s article…