Men who flirt with female colleagues do so because they are bored of their job and lacking in sensitivity, psychologists claim.
By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent 10:20PM BST 20 Apr 2012
A survey of 200 people found that flirty men had lower levels of job satisfaction, suggesting that rather than being a sign of passion their amorous behaviour could be down to ennui.
A follow-up questionnaire suggested that men who flirted in the workplace had lower levels of “emotional intelligence”, or understanding of other people’s feelings.
The second study, but not the first, also indicated that women who flirted at work were happier in their jobs but researchers said the result could have been a fluke.
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