Marie Claire UK:
A new study reveals that it’s not just the common cold that does the rounds in the office.
You can also catch other people’s stress.
Professor Elaine Hatfield, a psychologist from the University of Hawaii, claims that if you sit by a whinger at work you are at risk of catching passive or
second-hand stress and anxiety, which can quickly circulate the office.
‘People seem to be capable of mimicking others facial, vocal and postural expressions with stunning rapidity,’ she says.
‘As a consequence, they are able to feel themselves into those other emotional lives to a surprising extent.’
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