It's amazing we're able to get along with ANYONE at work . . . because apparently we're all DELUSIONAL about how our coworkers see us. That's right: You might NOT be the office stud you think you are.
A new study had people rate their assertiveness at work, and asked people if their coworkers saw them as under-assertive, over-assertive, or just right. In other words, do your coworkers think you're a doormat, or a jerk?
Then they had people's coworkers rate them too. And it turns out . . . the majority of people are WRONG about how they're perceived.
57% of the people who were seen as pushovers by their coworkers believe they're the right amount of assertive, or over-assertive.
And 56% of the people who were seen as jerks by their coworkers believe they're the right amount of assertive or under-assertive.
What does that mean? The odds are whatever you THINK you are, your coworkers think you're the opposite.