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02 March 2011

Honest, humble workers get better reviews

The more honesty and humility an employee may have, the higher their job performance, as rated by the employees' supervisor, researchers have concluded.

The more honesty and humility an employee may have, the higher their job performance, as rated by the employees' supervisor.

That's the new finding from a Baylor University study that found the honesty-humility personality trait was a unique predictor of job performance.

The Baylor researchers found that those who self-reported more honesty and humility were scored significantly higher by their supervisors for their job performance. The researchers defined honesty and humility as those who exhibit high levels of fairness, greed-avoidance, sincerity and modesty.

 
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