Science Says: Men More Influential Than Women
In a study of over 1 million Facebook users, scientists made the following conclusions on influence and susceptibility:
Men are 49 per cent more influential than women, but women are 12 per cent less susceptible to influence than men, and they exert 46 per cent more influence over men than over other women. Influence also increases with age, with people over 31 being 51 per cent better at convincing their friends than those under 18.
Relationship status also plays a role. Single individuals are 113 per cent more influential than those in a relationship and 128 per cent more than those who define their relationship status as "it's complicated". On the flip side, susceptibility rises with increasing relationship commitment – up until you get married.
Source: New ScientistScience Says: Men More Influential Than Women
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