Don't Get Mad, Get Even (Financially)

Showing anger in the office boosts men, hurts women
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 4, 2007 6:10 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Women who show anger in the workplace undercut their professional standing, but their male counterparts may well be admired for their office rage, says a new study. And public temper tantrums affect more than just co-workers' respect, Reuters reports—test subjects assigned far higher salaries to angry men than to angry women.

In experiments, participants ranked men and women taking part in staged job interviews on video. Angry men fared best in both respect and compensation, and angry women—even those who had a good reason to be ticked off—fared worst. The study, by a Yale post-doc, concludes that women may have to assume an aura of calm to get ahead.