Do You Think High Status People Are More Trusting Than Low Status People?

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A fascinating study was reported in ‘Organisational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes’

Psychologists split up two groups of college students as follows:

Group A was asked to write essays about having more prestige than others (this primed this group to feel like they had higher status)…

Group B wrote essays about being low in prestige compared with others (in effect, making them feel lower in prestige)…

Both groups were then offered to send $10 to an ‘unseen’ person who promised the money would be tripled in value and that the unseen person would give back as much as he wanted.

RESULTS: Group A, the high status group, a staggering 42% trusted this ‘unseen’ person with their money, whereas Group B, the low status group, only 12% did so…(this also explains why many high profile people are so easily scammed by con artists)…

IMPLICATIONS: Researchers suggested that if you are perceived to have higher status, which implies more admiration and respect, then you would expect to be treated well and as such are more willing to trust others…

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George Bakrnchev is a business developer, psychology double major and the Founder of The Grow Business Grow Boardroom Program - a unique program dedicated to helping business owners break free from working long hours for very little return. He says that if working hard was the key to success, then those who work the hardest would have the most - look around you: they don't!
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