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Men’s Regrets Focus on Work, Women’s on Love

Asked to report one salient regret in life, men were more likely to mention a work regret, whereas women were more likely to mention a regret related to love, according to a survey of 370 adult Americans by Mike Morrison of the University of Illinois and Neal J. Roese of the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

When all respondents were combined, regrets involving romance were the most common (18.1%), followed by family (15.9%), education (13.1%), career (12.2%), finance (9.9%), and parenting (9.0%).  

Read the full report here.

What’s your greatest regret in life? Is this the key to the gender gap in leadership?  That women care less about work than men?  I’mfascinated to hear your thoughts on this…


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