"The results were the same across all three studies: Women rated men who were good storytellers as more attractive and desirable as potential long-term partners. Psychologists believe this is because the man is showing that he knows how to connect, to share emotions and, possibly, to be vulnerable. He also is indicating that he is interesting and articulate and can gain resources and provide support.
“Storytelling is linked to the ability to be a good provider,” because a man is explaining what he can offer, says Melanie Green, an associate professor in the department of communication at the University at Buffalo and a researcher on the study. The men didn’t care whether the women were good storytellers, the research showed."
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
See Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love: Studies find the way people tell their own stories has an outsize effect on their life satisfaction by Elizabeth Bernstein of the WSJ. Being a "good provider" is certainly related to economics. Excerpt: