Childhood Bullies May Get Ahead: Study Links Aggression to Career Success

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Host Patricia Wu and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss a controversial study suggesting that children with aggressive tendencies might actually have an advantage in achieving career success. While this finding challenges the idea of “nice guys finishing first,” there are potential reasons behind this link.

The “Bully Advantage”?

The study found that aggressive behaviors in childhood could correlate with higher salaries and better jobs in adulthood.

Changing Workplace Culture

While aggressive tactics might have been rewarded in the past, Ryan emphasizes that there’s a growing movement towards valuing empathy and collaboration in the workplace.

The Path Forward

It’s important to remember that kindness, respect, and strong work ethic are still crucial for building a fulfilling and successful career.

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