‘Faking a smile at work’ can lead to heavy drinking after shift ends, says study

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 May 2019, 03:36 PM
‘Faking a smile at work’ can lead to heavy drinking (Photo: Twitter)
‘Faking a smile at work’ can lead to heavy drinking (Photo: Twitter)

Oops, time to reverse ‘Smile at work’ line to ‘Don’t smile at work’ i.e. if we want to cut down on the alcohol intake. To all those, who are not with the idea of fake, force smile at work, a ring of musical reveal lies ahead, because a new study has found out that fake smiling at work may lead to heavier drinking after the shift ends. Researchers at Penn State and the University of Buffalo studied the drinking habits of people who work with the public taking into accounts their fake positive emotions such as the many times one held themselves back from rolling their eyes and fund out that these resistances of what public seem not-polite can lead to heavy alcohol consumption.  

Penn State psychology professor Alicia Grandey told ABC News, “Faking and suppressing emotions with customers [is] related to drinking beyond the stress of the job or feeling negatively.”

She added, “It wasn’t just feeling badly that makes them reach for a drink. Instead, the more they have to control negative emotions at work, the less they are able to control their alcohol intake after work.”

The professor said that “smiling as part of your job sounds like a really positive thing. But it can be draining.’’

Grandey, did point out reason on the ‘’surface-smiling’ or ‘fake smiling’ when the emotional effort was clearly linked to financial or relational rewards, she added.

‘’Money gives you a motivation to override your natural tendencies, but doing it all day can be wearing’’ she added.

Now, with that finding, don’t go about putting on a Tommy Lee Jones serious face all the time or go about jugging down a bucket of beer because of the countless smile you have disapprovingly given out.

First Published: Monday, May 27, 2019 03:31 PM
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