Nobody likes a liar. Except if you are hiring for sales-orientated jobs, a pilot study by researchers at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business has indicated.
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We often use them without thinking, but they should be used with care.
Despite the sci-fi inspired expectation that we will one day share our homes and workplaces with physical robots, there has been precious little real-life research into human-machine interaction over the long term.
Psychopaths get a bum rap. For most of us the term brings to mind the axe-wielding, Huey Lewis and the News fan Patrick Bateman of American Psycho, but in psychological terms, we all sit on the spectrum of this personality trait.