When you have a disagreement with your boss, how do you respond? Do you consider that you might be at fault and try to consider the other’s viewpoint? Or do you dig in your heels and demand that other people come around to your way of thinking?
In other words, do you make wise, practical decisions, or are you prone to being stubborn and petty in the face of criticism?
As I describe in my recent book, The Intelligence Trap, a whole new field of “evidence-based wisdom” aims to measure these kinds of differences in people’s thinking and behavior, and to understand the reasons for them.