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The rich may often be portrayed as egotistical and even evil, but a new study by Queendom.com and PsychTests.com reveals that not all upper-class people live up to the stereotypes.
Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) February 22, 2014
Its hard not to paint the filthy rich with the same dirty brush; especially when tabloid honorees leave tongues wagging with stories of exorbitant spending that could feed a small country. Does that mean that money really is the root of all evil? Do all rich people have an inner Scrooge? Not so, according to researchers at Queendom.com.
Having money may not necessarily imply that a person has an ego. Actor Will Smith, with a supposed net worth of 200 million, couldnt have said it better when he spoke these insightful and candid words, Money and success dont change people; they merely amplify what is already there. So does having money make a person more egoistic or altruistic?
According to data collected by Queendom with their Egoism/Altruism Test, there isnt a great deal of difference between classes.
Here are some highlights from the study, comparing low, middle and high socio-economic status people in terms of altruistic or egoistic behaviors.
Regularly do favors for others without being asked:
Believe that favors they do for others should be returned:
Will only do something nice for others for personal gain:
Find it easy to put themselves in someone elses shoes:
Feel sympathy when they see someone in pain:
Feel bad when they see someone less fortunate:
Readily make themselves available when someone needs help:
Genuinely enjoy helping people:
Have helped someone in order to get on the persons good side:
Donate to charities on a regular basis:
If they found a wallet on the street (containing money and credit cards):
Our personality impacts every aspect of our life the choices we make, the people we surround ourselves with, the career we pursue, the way we respond to life experiences, the way we manage our finances, and whether or not we share our good fortune, explains Dr. Jerabek, president of the company.
When we hear stories of people who have won the lottery and then lost it all, its not just a result of poor money management; rather, its a by-product of their personality. Perhaps they have problems controlling their impulses. Perhaps in their desire to show off their new-found status, they go overboard and spend much more than they should or buy ridiculous things. Or maybe they arent the saving-for-the-rainy-day type, and spend like its their last day on Earth. So guess what happens? They lose all their money, and end up even more broke than they were before they won. Essentially, how individuals conduct themselves when they have money has everything to do with who they are as a person. Money doesnt make a person more or less selfish. If you are a genuinely kind and giving person, youll continue to be that way no matter how many zeros are on your paycheck.
Interested in discovering whether youre an egoist or an altruist? You can take the test at http://www.queendom.com/tests/take_test.php?idRegTest=692.
Professional users of this assessment (HR professionals, therapists, coaches and consultants) can request a free demo of this or any other tests from ARCH Profiles extensive battery: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/testdrive_gen_1
Queendom.com is a subsidiary of PsychTests AIM Inc. Queendom.com is a site that creates an interactive venue for self-exploration with a healthy dose of fun. The site offers a full range of professional-quality, scientifically-validated psychological assessments that empower people to grow and reach their real potential through insightful feedback and detailed, custom-tailored analysis.
About PsychTests AIM Inc.:
PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com). The companys research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.
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