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Protecting self often involves taking less

Researchers offered people two deals. One would result in them and a stranger getting $9 each. The second gave the participant $10 and the stranger $12. People concerned with their status chose the former.

The study revealed that people who preferred “relative outcomes” focused on assuring their rank in a group above all else, limiting their ability to focus on growth in a variety of settings.

Read more at University of Toronto

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