Friday, January 6, 2016

Despite an inherent desire for authenticity, most of us struggle with how much of our “true self” to reveal in the workplace. Turns out, those who occasionally say “!#@% it” are not only being authentic but as recent research shows, they’re also more honest. A forthcoming article based on three separate studies “found a consistent positive relationship between profanity and honesty; profanity was associated with less lying and deception at the individual level, and with higher integrity at the society level.” While I don’t endorse weaving a tapestry of obscenity that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan” I can embrace the idea of occasionally channelling your inner Dr. McCoy and letting your true self out to play.

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