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People prone to feeling guilty are amongst the hardest workers, a new study finds.

 

Not only that but people prone to feeling guilty are also highly ethical and are less likely to take advantage of other people’s skills to get paid more.

 

The results come from research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, in which psychologists carried out 5 studies to test the effects of feeling guilty on work performance (Wiltermuth & Cohen, 2014).

 

Dr. Scott S. Wiltermuth, the study’s first author, said:

“Because of this concern for the impact of their actions on others’ welfare, highly guilt-prone people often outwork their less guilt-prone colleagues, demonstrate more effective leadership and contribute more to the success of the teams and partnerships in which they are involved.”

 

Set against these advantages, though, guilt-prone people may avoid working with others they see as more competent than themselves.

 

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http://www.spring.org.uk/2014/12/the-emotion-which-drives-people-to-work-the-hardest.php



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