“We found that people from a lower-class background – in terms of occupation, status, education and income level – performed better in terms of emotional intelligence, the ability to read the emotions that others are feeling,” says Michael Kraus, co-author of the study and a postdoctoral student in psychology at the University of California, San Francisco.
But what’s the explanation? Perhaps the rich don’t need to rely on anyone else, while the not-rich have to regularly rely on and interact with other people more often. Or, a scarier explanation: maybe the key to wealth is to be unwilling to empathize or understand other humans.
Do you think the rich