By Ethan Kibbe, ’18
St. Bonaventure University’s management department and the Family Business Club will host a talk Tuesday titled “Nice guys and gals finish last: How ‘dark’ personality traits can help people rise through ranks.”
Free and open to the public, the talk is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 109 of the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center.
Dr. Seth Spain, assistant professor of management at Binghamton University, will explain the “dark triad” of character traits — manipulativeness, narcissism and antisocialism — while discussing their roles in the world of business.
Spain will examine these traits, which can be both beneficial and detrimental, and show how, if managed properly, they can help an individual succeed.
Audience members will participate in the presentation by taking the “Dirty Dozen Assessment,” a test that shows the prevalence of these traits in people.
The talk is sponsored by St. Bonaventure University’s Visiting Scholars Committee and Betty Ramming, in honor of her late husband, Allan Ramming, ’63.
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