Snubs hurt less when you’re boss

Bosses recover from rejection faster at work and home.

Researchers from the University of California: Berkeley conducted five experiments examining power dynamics at work and in relationships, focusing on how power influences responses to rejection.

At work, subordinates reported lower self-esteem and greater negative emotions, while supervisors showed no adverse reaction to rejection.

At home, those who perceived themselves as less powerful were less positive and engaged while dominant partners were more upbeat and worked harder at connecting with their mates.

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