Do you deserve to be rich? PsychTests Research Reveals That It Depends On Your Personality
PsychTests.com's latest study highlights the stark contrast between the way rich people, and not so rich people, think.
MONTREAL, CANADA (MARKETWIRE) -- September 14, 2012
PsychTests.com, a pioneer in online psychological assessments, has released its newest study on the role that personality plays in success potential. PsychTests research indicates that the differentiation between successful people and less successful people could be summed up in roughly one word - fearlessness.
It's been the theme of many books - the wealth mindset. What is it that allows a person to go from abject poverty to a 5-bathroom, 15-car garage mansion, for example, while another remains within his or her less fortunate circumstances? When most people hear rags-to-riches stories, they appreciate the concept - maybe even glean some inspiration from it - but the idea of going from 'just getting by to 'success beyond one's wildest dreams' often falls under the category of "Things that will never happen to me." So how does it happen?
Researchers from PsychTests compared the personalities of people in different socio-economic brackets, and uncovered distinct differences between those in the $75,000+ salary range, and those under $25,000 in six areas:
PsychTests compared adults over the age of 30 in low and high salary ranges ($75,000 and over vs. $25,000 or less). Their statistics reveal that people at the $75,000+ level show a lower degree of fear (of success, of failure, of the social consequences of success), and a higher level of ambition and drive. They also have a higher level of self-esteem (a score gap of 12 points), and take a more proactive approach to life, choosing to believe that whether they succeed or fail is entirely in their hands.
"It isn't that people in a high salary ranges are above failure - they can and will fail along the way. It's just that they don't let it dictate how their life will be," explains Dr. Ilona Jerabek, president of PsychTests. "These are people who keep their mindset focused on success, and who see failure as a lesson to be learned, not a self-fulfilling prophecy. Even if they lose money or go through difficult financial times, there's never that sense of 'Am I ever going to get out of this rut?' They know that they'll find a way to get back on top again. Your mindset is a major factor in how your life plays out."
PsychTests' comparison between rich and less fortunate adults also reveals that:
Individuals can take the Success Likelihood Test at: http://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/2138.
Professionals interested in using PsychTests' SLPro (Success Likelihood Profile) or other tests can visit: http://www.archprofile.com/corporate/index
About Psychtests AIM Inc.
Psychtests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. Psychtests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts. The company's research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.