If you ever noticed the behavior of your male colleagues in different situations at work then you can easily made a perfect comparison of their behaviors with your female colleague’s behaviors. In order to solve a question that who becomes emotional at work, men or women, a research was carried out on 2,250 workers in the United Kingdom by Anglia Ruskin University on the basic behaviour of men and women at their workplaces.
The research interestingly revealed that the men are twice emotional as compared to women at workplaces. One of the things which were found is that men were more likely to get emotional if they “weren’t heard” or were “criticised”.
Also, they were three times more likely to experience an “emotional event” if a project went over budget, if it missed a deadline, or it got cancelled. According to studies, when men get emotional at work, they are more likely to shout or even quit their jobs while women would mostly cry and carry on.
“Men and women are socialised to display emotions differently, especially at work. Men are more likely to report experiencing emotions associated with power, such as anger or pride,” said Terri Simpkin, a senior lecturer in leadership and corporate education at Anglia Ruskin University.
“In fact, emotions and power are inextricably linked. Not being heard is congruent with lacking in status. Similarly, sadness is associated with a lack of power in social settings such as the workplace,” she added.
The final thing that was revealed is that nearly 60% of the subjects said that they couldn’t express their emotions freely at work. Many said that they “concealed their real emotions” with “a positive face” at work.
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