Mitch Prinstein on Status and Likability

October 12, 2017
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“You can have both. In fact, about 30 percent of those who are high-in-status are also really, really likeable. … But … one of the key ways to get status is to be aggressive. And that is the number one predictor of being disliked. Many people get their status by stepping on others and making themselves seem more powerful or important or worthy of attention than others. In doing so, they actually make themselves quite dislikable.”

—MItch Prinstein, in an interview with Dave Nussbaum about his book “Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World”

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