The Case For Swearing At Work

by | Dec 26, 2019

The Case For Swearing At Work

It’s something you’ve probably done a few times today… and now you don’t have to hide it.

Everybody swears. We all have ways to share our frustration. Now, according to the business magazine Fast Company, you don’t have to hide your sailor mouth at work. The magazine says people who swear often lie less frequently, have more integrity and have a larger vocabulary than people who don’t.

Plus, it can help you form connections with the people you work with. The way people curse tells you something about them. And when you’re sharing your frustration with someone, they are more likely to trust you and build a relationship.

According to Fast Company, swearing even has health benefits. Stubbed your toe or smack your funny bone? A good swear word can reduce the pain and increase your tolerance.

One study from the U.K.’s Keele University found that people were able to keep their hands submerged in ice water fifty percent longer when they were cursing. Sometimes it’s the best way to share your feelings.

Still… I wouldn’t recommend starting your first day with it.

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