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Zzzzzz...

2:00 PM -- Are you a People Person, with some time to kill? BBC News reports:

    ...12 volunteers will locked [sic] in an isolation tank for 17 months to simulate a trip to Mars for the European Space Agency.

    The aim is to gain insight into human behaviour and group dynamics under the kinds of conditions astronauts would experience - "crowding, lack of privacy, high workload, mechanical breakdowns, boredom with available food, and limited communication with mission control, family and friends," the agency says in its job advert...
Yadda yadda yadda... a boring story. But here's what piqued our interest:
    Countless studies attest to the ennui stalking our lives, and psychologist Sandi Mann claims that "boredom is the second most commonly suppressed emotion at work." [emphasis added]
— Larry, Emotional Monkey, Light Reading

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:06:27 PM
re: Zzzzzz... Damn. Forgot "Unbridled Joy."
Shameful...
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:06:26 PM
re: Zzzzzz... So, Lite, we'll put you down for "Shame"?
Mermaid Mer 12/5/2012 | 3:06:26 PM
re: Zzzzzz... I thought I was the only one..
Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 3:06:26 PM
re: Zzzzzz... Damn. Forgot "Unbridled Joy."
Shameful...


Hey none of the other ones included an adjective, what gives?!

Are you suffering from Bloggers remorse? Or could it be some virulent form of Monkey creative block.

What would be the correct term for AlzheimerGÇÖs in Monkeys?

OK how about "guilt" since I am posting on a message board instead of working.

Cheers
Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 3:06:25 PM
re: Zzzzzz... No, no Larry, it's definitely "guilt". I suppress my "shame" for cheating on my wife (hypothetical of course), but I suppress my guilt for cheating at the office.

It's very different.

So, answer my questions Larry, or do I have to spank you?

Cheers
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:06:22 PM
re: Zzzzzz... Early survey returns are in and Rage has an unhealthy lead.

38% of 50 respondents cite Rage as the most commonly suppressed workplace sentiment. Keep suppressing it, kids! You don't work for the Post Office!

Lust (22%) and Disgust (24%) are in a tight race for distant second. That makes sense: The two complement each other nicely. And they even rhyme.

Suppressed Compassion is barely an issue. HR folk are clearly not participating.
Stevery 12/5/2012 | 3:06:20 PM
re: Zzzzzz...
You know, I put myself down for rage without thinking about it. But later I thought, when have I suppressed rage lately? Answer: not a lot.

So I should probably change my vote to suppressing Delerium, both with and without tremors.
fiber_r_us 12/5/2012 | 3:06:19 PM
re: Zzzzzz... Depression clearly has to be number 1... as in, this situation at work is never going to get better or is going to get worse (it can *always* get worse) and I have no better opportunities, thus, I'm depressed!
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:06:17 PM
re: Zzzzzz... Lust has surged ahead of Disgust. Of course that's post Friday "lunch."

Look for a DTs surge on Monday morning.
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