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Rutgers Study Finds Male Modesty a Turn Off for Women (and Men)


July 26, 2010

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A Rutgers University researcher who explored the consequences for men (and women) when they acted modestly in job interviews found that "modest" males were less liked, a sign of social backlash. Modesty was viewed as a sign of weakness, a low-status character trait for males that could adversely affect their employability or earnings potential. Modesty in women, however, was not viewed negatively, nor was it linked to status.Full Story

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