“Contrarian, less agreeable” people are often slammed for having poor social skills and being jerkfaces. So this finding is interesting…although it is not THAT surprising to me. I’ve always been a bit wary of people who will bend over backwards to please others and not ruffle feathers. People like this often come across as mindless automatons to me.
Have you read any other interesting articles recently?
The only thing surprising about this is that the researchers were surprised. That “Those who are described as “agreeable, conscientious personalities” are more likely to follow orders and deliver electric shocks that they believe can harm innocent people, while “more contrarian, less agreeable personalities” are more likely to refuse to hurt others.” is so obvious that it’s practically a tautology. What research journal was this published in, Duh! quarterly?