Entitled People Are More Likely to Be Angry at Bad Luck

Alex Jordan and Emily Zitek: Defeat is never fun, but losing a game of poker is less painful when it’s due to the luck of the draw rather than an opponent who’s cheating. Unfairness fires people up, whereas bad luck just disappoints. But interestingly, this isn’t true for everyone. In a series of studies, we found that people who have higher levels of psychological entitlement — who believe they deserve good things — actually felt victimized and angered when they experienced, remembered or imagined bad luck befalling them.

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