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‘Fake it until you make it’ Attitude May Backfire at Work

According to a study, Faking a positive attitude to elicit benefits may backfire when used with co-workers and making an effort to communicate the felt emotions can be more productive. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, surveyed working adults in a wide variety of industries including education, manufacturing, engineering, and financial services for two types of emotion regulation surface acting and deep acting. "Surface acting is faking what you're displaying to other people. Inside, you may be upset or frustrated, but on the outside, you're trying your best to be pleasant or positive," said Allison Gabriel, study co-author. "Deep acting is trying to change how you feel inside. When you're deep acting, you're actually trying to align how you feel with how...