FEMALE AND MALE BOSSES SHARE PERSONALITY TRAITS

By Liz Hall Female and male leaders share the same ‘classically masculine’ personality traits, suggests a paper published in Journal of Vocational Behavior. A research team led by Bart Wille at the University of Antwerp accessed comprehensive personality tests taken by nearly 600 top-level executives (including 143 female bosses) and more than 52,000 non-executives (including 17,643 women) from diverse industries in Belgium and other European countries. They found that how women and men in non-leadership roles differed in their personality traits was consistent with existing literature. Women scored higher than men on characteristics to do with being more agreeable, such […]

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