I was forwarded an article the other day that claimed that “idiots in the office are just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes”. And while the article was at least a little tongue-in-cheek (or perhaps fictitious even), it did make me think …

There are many frustrations to be found in any job. And when you are dealing with “creative” people, or worse, a “creative process”, then the stress levels can rise pretty quickly. It is easy to dismiss the mis-communications, misunderstandings and “creative differences” as a “left or right brain thing”. But Johnnie Moore points out a great in-depth post by Kathy Sierra, that explains how our brains learn to adapt to the behaviours and situations to which we are exposed. EVEN to those behaviours that we don’t like or WANT to mimic.

So not only can stupid people cause you to “explode”, they can make you become idiotic in the process.