Monday, November 07, 2005

Woman Avoid Competition; Men Are Overconfident

Woman Avoid Competition; Men Are Overconfident
This may fall into the stating the obvious category, but I was amazed by how stark the gender differences are.

When offered a choice between competitive and non-competitive options, 73% of men chose to fight it out, versus just 35% of the women.

Perhaps this is because 75% of men thought that they were in the top quartile, and only 43% of women felt the same way.

Of course, the $64,000 question is, what should we do about it? I'll be keeping a close eye on my daughter's competitiveness as she gets older!

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