Women are more selfish than men and more likely to bad-mouth friends, says study

Women are more selfish than men and more likely to bad-mouth friends, says study

Women are more selfish than men and more likely to bad-mouth their friends says study

1:06 AM on 6th June 2011

Heard the latest: Women are more likely than men to criticise their friends behind their back

Heard the latest: Women are more likely than men to criticise their friends behind their back

WOMEN MEN

Bad-mouthed someone behind their back 55.6% 42.2%
Kept money when someone has dropped it 14.7 7.9
Failed to hold a door open for someone 20.2 19.3
Not given cash to someone who needs it 19.7 25.5
Ignored a homeless person asking for change 61.1 51.3
Not provided a lighter when you had one 6.9 8.0
Made tea in the office just for yourself 27.5 25.2
Not helped colleagues as much as you should 18.6 9.6
Failed to let someone in/give way when driving 42.3 39.8
Not contacted members of family 42.6 35.5
Not given a friend/colleague a lift 13.5 13.6
Not bought a round or tried to dodge it 15.2 19.5
Been unsympathetic 43.2 38.6
Lied to make myself look better at work 34.0 33.2
Gone after a girl/boy when I knew pal liked them 11.0 16.1
Not helped an old lady with shopping bags 32.1 27.3
Pushed into a queue 17.3 21.5
Ignored a charity worker at the front door 30.7 29.7
Avoided donating to charity by crossing road 40.6 35.7
Splashed someone in my car 9.7 16.3
Picked DVD that I wanted, not my partner 27.1 26.2
Made what you wanted for dinner 55.3 45.9
Not cleared up after myself 39.9 41.9
Borrowed something and not returned it 24.1 23.7
Split chocolate in two, taking larger piece 37.9 30.1
Not returned a favour 15.8 18.4
Blamed someone else for something I did 24.5 26.6
Forgot a relative”s or friend”s birthday 50.1 41.3
Failed to give up seat for elderly or pregnant 9.5 11.6
Not volunteered to help out at a sporting event 86.9 82.2
Not helped out at fundraisers 65.5 77.1
Haven”t/considered voluntary work abroad 85.5 86.4

The survey by Original Volunteers interviewed 2,000 participants

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Help: Eight out of ten men and women never get involved in voluntary work

Help: Eight out of ten men and women never get involved in voluntary work