Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The psychological reasons why you fall in love with your colleagues

The psychological reasons why you fall in love with your colleagues

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People spend a lot of time with their colleagues. This can lead to strong friendships, and sometimes romantic relationships.  There is still a stigma about dating someone in your office, so people tend to be secretive about it. But there are other issues to consider too, such as whether you truly are into each other, or whether it's simply escallated by your proximity. Ultimately, it's important to recognise the difference. 

Work relationships are a funny thing. If you have a regular 9-5 job, you likely spend more hours of the day with your colleagues than you do your other friends, flatmates, or even your spouse.

When you tally up all that time, and the fact it takes about 200 hours to become best friends with someone, it's no surprise many people form close bonds with their workmates. About 17% of people also have a "work spouse," who they constantly message, talk to about the stresses of work, and hang out with.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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