How excessive sweating and leadership go hand in hand
During the recent Maltese election, people were shocked when the Maltese Prime Minister called his opponent a "chicken with sweaty hands". The Maltese Prime Minister later claimed that he had no idea that Busuttil was suffering from a condition known as hyperhidrosis.
This wasn't the first time a public figure has been insulted and ridiculed in public for having excessive sweating. President Trump ridiculed Marco Rubio saying that his sweat was "disgusting".
Here's a video of Rubio "bumping fists" with other presidential candidates at a debate during the recent elections.
With the amount of attention political candidates have given to excessive sweating, it makes us wonder why they see sweating as a weakness. What is it about excessive sweating that gives this impression and why are people in power so willing to ridicule it?
Anxiety and sweating:
Sweating is a natural reaction to stress. It is triggered by the "fight or flight" reaction and can be caused by sensory, emotional or mental stimulation. Though your body has between 2 and 4 million sweat glands, most are eccrine glands. They are concentrated on your palms and the soles of your feet. This sweat is mostly water and is secreted when the temperature rises or when you exert yourself.
What sweating says about you:
Because anxiety can cause sweating, people often make the association between your sweating and nerves, even if you aren't nervous at all.
In politics, business or even in social situations, people who want to be good leaders must display certain qualities. Forbes outlines 10 qualities that make a good leader. Sadly, nowhere on there does it say that anxiety is a quality of a good leader.
Regardless of how confident Busuttil or Rubio may have been going into their debates, press conferences or addresses, they were at a significant disadvantage because of their sweat. Their opponents misconstrued their condition for lack of leadership capability.
Sadly those who are in positions of leadership may appear less capable than their dry counterparts.
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