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Bragging about this makes people think you’re less competent

May 30, 2024, 6:43 AM | Updated: 9:42 am

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Everyone wishes they had more time in the day BUT we all know people who are constantly complaining about how busy THEY are.

Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that people who frequently complain about their stressful work lives are seen as “less competent” and “less likable” by those around them.

Those are not the workers who are overwhelmed, and are proactive about addressing it.  These are the people who “stress brag,” like they’re wearing it as a badge of honor. So proud?

“Stress bragging” can be bad for anyone who does it too much, because it is like “crying wolf”. When it actually happens those people are LESS likely to be offered help when they really are burned out.

The study also found that stress bragging can be NEGATIVE for work culture, because it increases intensity and stress levels for everyone in the office.

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Bragging about this makes people think you’re less competent