Joyce Marter Quoted In US News Article: How To Manage Your Emotions In The Workplace

Dealing with emotions in the office is tricky. You don’t want to be branded as the person who freaks out or cries at the drop of the hat, or who uses emotions to manipulate people. Fear of being stigmatized as an emotional basket case prompts many professionals to practice what a recent Wall Street Journal article calls, ’emotional suppression.’

But according to a study cited in the story, pretending to be a robot and bottling your emotions can “cloud thinking, promote job unhappiness and negatively impact work performance.”

So where’s the middle ground? How do you express your feelings without being labeled hyper-emotional? Here are some tips from experts about how to handle your emotions at work.”