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Hey, ya dumb jerk! Shut up and listen to me! Research shows that workplace rudeness is contagious.


"No, you're a buttface!" (via Thinkstock)

You know how you go home at the end of the day and rant and rave to your significant other and/or pet and/or poster of Ryan Gosling about that big rude jerk who keeps bugging you at work? Turns out the problem might actually be you. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, researchers have discovered that workplace rudeness is as contagious as that cold everyone in the office has.

According to an article about the study from the University of Florida, where the study took place, doo-doo-head behavior led to more doo-doo-head behavior:

Sources: University of Florida | APA PsycNET