If You Want People to Think You’re Powerful . . . Be as Rude as Possible
Well this sends a pretty horrible message. In a new study from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, researchers found that the best way to get people to respect you is . . . to act like an A-HOLE.
--In the study, participants would watch videos of people acting rudely . . . like yelling at a waiter or blowing off their coworkers . . . and videos of people in the same situations acting politely and respectfully.
--Afterward, in every case, the study participants perceived the rude people as MORE POWERFUL, decisive, strong, in control, and leader-like than the polite people