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Testing for a Leadership Gene

A study shows that leadership abilities are partially dictated by our DNA.


Tue Sep 08 2015


If you're applying for a leadership position, here's one quality you may want to play up if you can: possession of the dopamine transporter DAT1. Researchers at Kansas State University and the National University of Singapore recently conducted an experiment to determine whether people who have this gene are better managers, given that past research has shown that the body's dopamine systems are linked with certain leadership qualities such as motivation, impulsivity, and self-regulation.

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