Come on, man. That's not cool. You might be tempted to leave your annoying coworker off the happy hour invite, but suck it up: Excluding people ...
You might be tempted to leave your annoying coworker off the happy hour invite, but suck it up: Excluding people feels just as bad as being shunned yourself, says new research published in the journal Psychological Science.
In the study, participants were excluded in a virtual game of catch. In another scenario, the same subjects were asked to be the ones excluding a partner from the game. But treating others poorly goes against humans’ naturally empathetic nature, which is why you feel guilty and ashamed after the fact, explains coauthor Richard Ryan, Ph.D., professor of clinical and social psychology at the University of Rochester.
Plus, it boosts your mood when you’re kind and considerate to other people, explains Ryan.
For some pointers to help you find your zen, check out these 4 Ways to Keep Your Cool at the Office.
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