Why are there more men in business management then women? In the Harvard Business Review, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of business psychology at University College London, argues that it’s because we can’t distinguish competence from confidence.
Who exhibits tremendous confidence? People with personality disorders — narcissism, psychopathy, histrionic. And statistically, more men are disordered than women.
Chomorro-Premuzic also points out that the characteristics that enable disordered people to get the job are also the characteristics that make them fail.
Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? on HBR.org.
Thanks to the Lovefraud reader Ann Stevenson for sending the link.