Do you Like Loud and Conceited, Over Calm and Understated?
A recent Harvard Business Review article suggests that we don’t know the difference between confidence and competence. Ignoring the gender argument, is there something to be said for this claim? According to the article, common traits associated with leadership are synonymous with those found in personality disorders, such as narcissism and psychopathy personalities.
Is it a male vs. female thing? Is the article suggesting that women should be more psychotic, or celebrate their normalcy in order to become more successful? Perhaps more fascinating to us all, is the thought of why we are so attracted to loud, rude, headstrong, and oftentimes abrasive personalities. Female or male, we really do tend to back the bully and belittle the calm and collected types, as they attempt their rise as leaders.