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Boost Your Individual Success With Pride

Religions across the world always advocated that pride is a deadly sin. Recently, when we consider the potential of pride to foster the likelihood of individual success pride may not reflect this pragmatism. In an organization, pride not only leads individuals to take on leadership roles in teams, but also fosters admiration, as opposed to scorn, from teammates. Despite its negative reputation, pride actually constitutes a functional social emotion with important implications for leadership and the building of social capital.

The people who have pride tend to take the dominant role and perceived as the most "hands-on" during any activity. The members in his/her team will view the person as more likable than the other participants.

Pride has the potential to make successful management and team dynamics, especially in the context of organizational behaviour. This emotion fosters successful interpersonal interaction and can play an integral role in enhancing team functioning by fostering confidence and admiration.

A research article describing the study has been published in the journal Psychological Science.

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 13:50 [IST]
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