Be­ing nice doesn’t pay

The Observer - - WORLD -

NICE peo­ple are more likely to strug­gle with their fi­nances, says a study.

Peo­ple with warm per­son­al­i­ties are at higher risk of go­ing bank­rupt, hav­ing lower sav­ings and higher debt.

They are also more likely to de­fault on debt than grumpy peo­ple, the re­search into more than three mil­lion Bri­tons and Amer­i­cans found.

Even chil­dren who were nicer ended up suf­fer­ing greater fi­nan­cial hard­ship later in life as adults.

The study was compiled from the BBC’s 2011 Big Per­son­al­ity Test, bank ac­count and ge­o­graph­i­cal data.

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