People with disagreeable personalities (selfish, combative, and manipulative) do not have an advantage in pursuing power at work

  title={People with disagreeable personalities (selfish, combative, and manipulative) do not have an advantage in pursuing power at work},
  author={Cameron Anderson and Daron L. Sharps and Christopher J. Soto and Oliver P. John},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={22780 - 22786}
Significance Are disagreeable individuals more likely to attain power than agreeable individuals? This question is important because highly disagreeable individuals in positions of power can do a lot of damage. For example, CEOs who are nasty and bullying create cultures of abuse and tend to lead their organizations to fail. In two longitudinal prospective studies, we found that disagreeableness did not predict the attainment of power. Selfish, deceitful, and aggressive individuals were no more… 

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