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I realized just now that I don't trust co-workers who are always happy and always smiling all the time. Anyone the same? Have I become too jaded/cynical? 🤨

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No. I prefer working with people who try to enjoy life and live it with a positive world view. These people get farther in their careers quicker, and probably live longer, too. They don’t let the bullshit drag ‘em down, and I envy that superpower.

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They ceiling out and are typically considered too naive when up for super high-level roles.

Positivity is contagious. Embrace it.

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Yes. They’re either faking it or stupid.

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Or they're just really depressed and put on a smile.

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I smile all the time because I’m happy in the position I’m at with a NICE salary and a team that likes me. I’m also crazy.

You rather walk across people in the hallway looking like someone took a shit in their kale salad (probably improving it)?

Do avoid those giving you this kind of smile... and please note that this is not ethnic specific.

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Yes

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Yes to both?

I don’t trust co-workers who moan.... about other people 🙄

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Thank you

You might just be in your head too much + projecting your issues

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Yes. Don't be a bummer. Life is too short to spend whining.

If you mean stepford wives kinda smiling tho then yeah that's strange. They're probably mad nervous/internally messed up.

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That sounds like a make sure you're not working with serial killers kinda problem, not an advertising one

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There’s a balance, being positive without being Bob Benson.

There definitely can be a tendency to resent cheeriness, which feels unfair and definitely like projection. But personally I’ll admit it sometimes feels easier to connect to people who are comfortable being sarcastic / snarky (on occasion), a sense of camaraderie I guess?

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Welcome to every foreigner’s nightmare we enter when we arrive in this country

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💩

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Depends on the overall environment. Are you just cynical? Or are they just naturally happy people? Is the overarching environment shitastic where EVERYONE is miserable? Or just you?

Be realistic

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I make an effort every morning to be friendly optimistic and happy. I consider it a part of my job. it takes a lot of work some days. and yes I do sense people think I'm full of shit

some people. and I guess I am a bit.

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