Men Crave Competition, In Work and Play


ABC News, January 19, 2011


Do you like competing with your coworkers? If the answer is yes, you’re probably male.

Men are 94 percent more likely than women to apply for a job with a salary potential that is dependent on outperforming their colleagues, according to a large new study from the University of Chicago.

“Women shy away from competitive workplaces whereas men covet, and even thrive in, competitive environments,” the study, involving nearly 7,000 job seekers in 16 large American cities, concluded.

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