Are rich people mean?

Success of any kind can distort the way we see things. And this is true of success that we experience personally, but also of success that we perceive in others.

There’s research that shows, for instance, that as we become wealthier, our measurable levels of empathy and compassion tend to decrease. Those of lower economic means, in contrast, often show a greater capacity for emotional intelligence than those of higher economic classes.

Colin Wright