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My Science: Reading the face of a leader


Women (but not men) with both high and low facial masculinity are perceived as competitive leaders, finds a new academic study. The study was co-authored by Cambridge Judge PhD Raphael Silberzahn (now at IESE Business School) and Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School. “This study challenges gender theory that says women with feminine facial characteristics are associated with communal behaviour and nurturing, while men with masculine features are associated with being driven and competitive,” says Jochen Menges.

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