Thursday, July 5, 2012

Competent AND Liked

It's not newsworthy I suppose to talk about the trade off women have to make between being liked or being respected.  Studies have shown that women  leaders are perceived as competent or liked, but rarely both.  It's actually exhausting to try to be both.  If you need some emotional support from time to time you might like to visit with the Heartless Bitches International.  Just remember not to let the desire to be respected as an adult appear to equate with man-hating.  As HBI succinctly puts it:  

We don't discriminate against stupidity, arrogance, irresponsibility, bloated egos, or immaturity on the basis of gender.  

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