Why putting on a fake smile at work is actually harming you

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Why putting on a fake smile at work is actually harming you

It might be time to reconsider putting that fake smile on your face at work.

With employees feeling the pressure to exude positivity in the office, whether it’s toxic positivity or simply taking the fake-it-until-you-make-it mentality, new research suggests that the way we portray our emotions at work can have serious implications on our lives.

Researchers at the University of Arizona found that faking a positive attitude and being obsessed with making a good impression at work to advance in your career not only doesn’t benefit you, but it could prove to hurt you.

The study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, was headed by Allison Gabriel from the University of Arizona and included work from Joel Koopman (Texas A&M University), Christopher Rosen (the University of Arkansas, and John Arnold and Wayne Hochwarter of Florida State University).

For the study, researchers surveyed more than…

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