Thursday, May 15, 2014
Testing for Competence: Since trust is about honesty and competence, the authors also tested for competency. Findings: 1) The expressions for pride and status cued well for competence. 2) Such gestures as expanded posture, head tilted upwards, arms open and raised and decreased gazing at others demonstrated competency, just as pride did. 3) Pride can push people to get better. 4) Hubris—undeserved pride—gets rejected.