New shows that nicer people are likely to be poorer than people who are so nice. Researchers looked at how the of different people affected how or well off they were. The researchers found that people with a nice, personality were worse off financially than people who were more . Kinder people found it more difficult to look after their . Researcher Dr Joe Gladstone said this was because of the "agreeableness" of people who were kinder, more trusting and caring. He said: "We find that agreeableness is associated with [signs] of financial hardship, including lower , higher debt and higher default rates."
The researchers looked at from different sources, including two surveys taken by almost 4,000 participants. The data included answers to on people's financial , how people got into debt, and people's attitude towards money. They compared this data with surveys in which almost 5,000 people answered questions about their personality and their . The researchers said agreeable people seemed to care about money and so did not look after or manage their money . Researcher Sandra Matz said that being kind and trusting had "financial ". She wanted to better understand, "why nice seem to finish ".