Science Explains Why Some Men Never Admit Wrong

May 3, 2017

© Yurchyk Dreamstime

Some men sometimes have a hard time admitting they're wrong, and a new study has pinpointed why. Researchers found that people with higher levels of testosterone tend to think they're right, even when they're wrong, more often than others do. Researchers gave certain men in a study an extra dose of testosterone (or placebo) before taking a test.  Those who were given the extra juice scored 20% fewer answer correctly than those taking placebo.  The study also found those with more testosterone were more likely to give their incorrect answers quickly and take a longer time to come up with the right answers. Researchers think the testosterone is either inhibiting the process of mentally checking your work or increasing the intuitive process of feeling that 'I'm definitely right.'" The take-home message: testosterone increases self-confidence to the point where one doesn't even have enough self-doubt to correct mistakes.

SOURCE: Elite Daily

See and hear more from the 98.5 KTK Morning Show