Career Development: Just Because I’m Nice, Don’t Assume I’m Dumb
Amy J.C. Cuddy wrote about why people make snap judgments about another person’s competence based on how friendly they are in her article “Just Because I’m Nice, Don’t Assume I’m Dumb.”
Would it surprise you to read that most people will stereotype you as less competent if you have a warm personality? Cuddy’s research indicates that they may. Read her article about the warmth/competence model and how to avoid wrongly sizing up your colleagues and co-workers: (Read article.)
What do you think? Have you ever discounted how competent a person was based on his or her warm and friendly personality?