A study that has been in the works for decades tried to find which personality characteristics correlated with professional success. Only recently it concluded both direct and indirect influences that show stubbornness as the most common characteristic among the 700 participants aged 40. All participants were initially enlisted when they were age 9 in 1985.
If that’s not convincing enough, the study also showed children that didn’t follow the rules or listen to their parents ended up having the highest salaries. However don’t let these findings scare you if you’re one of the polite folk, a lot more research shows other predictors of success that aren’t related to stubbornness.
I may not be rich, but at least I’m not a total dick!