New research suggests that alpha women might have more success in the workplace if, rather than behaving like men, they let their softer side show. But how much emotion is too much? During a brief but rather torrid affair with a Frenchman a few years ago, I remember making several visits to the bathroom at work to have a good cry. Each time I’d blow my nose, check my make-up, regain my composure and return to my desk — hoping my colleagues wouldn’t notice.
Yes, says U.S. journalist and author Anne Kreamer’s new book It’s Always Personal: Emotion In The New Workplace. Based on a study of 700 Americans, the book revealed that women cried a lot more than men but claimed this was not viewed by others as a bad thing. Specifically, 41?per cent of women had shed tears at work, compared with 9?per cent of men. Both genders said the most common reason for tears was stress from home spilling over into work.
美国记者兼作家Anne Kreamer在自己的新书《It’s Always Personal》（自然而然的情感宣泄）中阐述了自己对在工作中宣泄情感举动的个人看法。根据书中所述，在针对700名美国人的调查中发现，女性在工作场合中哭泣崩溃的几率远远大于男性，但是这种情况并不会被工作伙伴视为“不专业”的表现，反而视为一种符合“人性化”的一种表现形式。据调查，41%的女性经常“泪撒职场”，与之相比，只有9%的男性职工会在工作中哭泣，数字十分悬殊，不免让人理解那句话：女人是水做的。
‘People at all levels of management had cried at work, dispelling the notion it’s career suicide,’ says Anne. Another surprise was that men were more sympathetic to the idea of crying at work than women.