A recent study completed by an associate management professor at Michigan State University uncovered one pretty ugly truth about workplace relationships.
Apparently people are nicer to their more attractive coworkers, which conversely means the uglier you are the more likely it is that you are treated poorly at your place of work.
There was another aspect to the study that also shed some light on what was happening in these interoffice relationships.
The researchers also surveyed the romantic partners of the workers involved in the study and tried to measure the friendliness of the workers involved. They asked the significant others just how friendly their partners were, and compared that to how those workers were treated by their coworkers.
The conclusions were not unexpected. It seems that friendlier people are treated more kindly by their coworkers!
Really, I think the takeaway from this study is that while you can’t really control how good looking you are, you can control how friendly you are to those around you.
So if you’re ugly, be nice.
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