If You Have A Big Signature, You May Not Get Into Business School
4:30 pm, February 6th | by Meredith Lepore
If you have an unusually large and sweeping signature, you are probably narcissistic and possibly running your company into the ground, according to new research from business professors at the University of Maryland and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The study looked at the size of a chief executive officer’s signature on annual Securities and Exchange Commission filings to measure CEO narcissism. It was found that the larger the signature, the more correlation with company over-investment and subsequently lower forecast revenue and sales growth.
This research could possibly be used to weed out more narcissistic business school applicants. According to new research, narcissism in business school is growing. Did people only become aware of that recently? (Zing!) Regardless, if you’re applying to business school, you may want to work on tidying up your signature, or risk losing out on the chance to get your degree alongside other narcissists.