Two follow-up experiments showed that it was the hiders' act of choosing not to reveal information that was specifically distasteful to people.
Hollywood might have a whole new target audience for 3-D movies.
The results, described in Scientific Reports, show that... "The preference for someone who divulges information is so strong that people actually prefer someone that they know has the worst values as an attribute over someone who only in the worst-case scenario is that bad."John was so shocked by that finding that she ran the study over several times to make sure she did not get a false positive.
" and "Have you ever had a fantasy about doing something terrible (IE torturing) to somebody?
She found that 64% of people said they would rather date someone who responded "frequently" to those questions while just 36% said they would rather date the person who checked the box "Choose not to answer." Hollywood might have a whole new target audience for 3-D movies.
Researchers have discovered the quickest way to tell if someone is a narcissist: Simply ask them.
A new study describes a single question that appears to be nearly as accurate at identifying narcissists than a commonly used narcissist diagnostic test 40 items long. Researchers have discovered the quickest way to tell if someone is a narcissist: Simply ask them.
"When you are posed a direct question and you say, 'I don't want to answer that,' people view you as untrustworthy," said Leslie John, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School who lead the study."Our results suggest that you need to consider the risk of not answering direct questions in addition to the risks of disclosing embarrassing information," she added.
A new study describes a single question that appears to be nearly as accurate at identifying narcissists than a commonly used narcissist diagnostic test 40 items long. (Deborah Netburn)Although John expected to find most people would prefer "revealers" to "hiders," even she was at times surprised by the results of her study.For example, in the first experiment, 126 participants were asked to choose who they would rather date based on two potential candidates' answers to a questionnaire that included "Have you ever neglected to tell a partner about an STD you are currently suffering from?If a potential employer asks about your prior drug use, pleading the fifth may not be your best bet.A new study finds that most people would prefer to hire and date a person who is forthcoming about his or her unsavory behaviors rather than someone who chooses to withhold information.Scientists have outfitted praying mantises with old-school 3-D glasses and showed them video clips to find out whether these tiny animals can see the world in three dimensions.
The results, described in Scientific Reports, show that...