Tainted Knowledge vs. Tempting Knowledge

People want to have positive views of themselves, and organize much of their lives around maintaining, enhancing, and protecting their self-esteem. By simply comparing oneself to more successful rivals, one’s self-esteem may become threatened. These comparisons are particularly intense in the business world when rivals are members of the same company-such as competitors for organizational rewards and promotions-as opposed to rivals from other firms.

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