Does pride make us selfish?


Via The Science of Sin: The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies (and Why They Are So Good For You):

If the proud are the selfish, conceited, arrogant jerks that some believe them to be, then we would expect pride to be linked with lower volunteerism rates. In fact, the exact opposite was the case: The more pride people took in the work they did for their communities, the more hours of volunteer work they reported doing. Impressively, this was true even when accounting for personality factors that might influence both pride and volunteering. Regardless of how friendly or agreeable people were, the more pride they felt, the more charity work they did.

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