What researchers discovered was surprising: 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.
The study also found that people holding left-wing political views were less willing to hurt others. One particular group held steady and refused destructive orders: ‘women who had previously participated in rebellious political activism such as strikes or occupying a factory.’
Psychologists Have Uncovered a Troubling Feature of People Who Seem Nice All the Time - Mic
u dont fucken say
haha hoho I am not surprised in the least that people who prioritise niceness are more likely to be morally bankrupt
In other news: sky blue, water wet. More findings to follow.
ahhh I’m so side eyeing myself right now.
I prioritize kindness and see it as an incredibly worthy goal. I am the most agreeable a person can be (according to totally maybe bullshit personality test) and I like to think I’m not morally bankrupt.
I’m not particularly obedient when things dont make sense, so I’ve got that going for me?
I also prioritize honest and being direct so maybe idk I’m not a sheeple (yells the sheeple)
I’m kinda tempted to see if Ade minds if I post the conversation this prompted, but suffice to say, agreeableness is not a monolith http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agreeableness