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11 Mar, 2012

Bad Behaviour Survey: Stealing Co-Workers’ Ideas, Having Body Odour Top the List


SUNNYVALE, Calif. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–If you could get away with it, would you cheat on your spouse? 38% of women polled for a new survey from FITNESS Magazine and Yahoo! Shine said they would cheat if given a free pass. The exclusive survey asked 2,000 women and men to fess up to their worst behaviors (including lying and cheating) and their biggest pet peeves.

The results appear in the March 2012 issue of FITNESS, and online at Yahoo! Shine, the leading site for women’s lifestyle content and Fitness Online. Highlights from the findings are below.

Bad Behavior in the Workplace
It should be no surprise to most workers that 79% of employees have job-related pet peeves.
Women’s #1 Pet Peeve: 41% say a coworker who steals credit for your ideas is the worst.
Men’s #1 Pet Peeve: 39% of men revealed a coworker with body odor irks them the most.
Overall work place pet peeves:
A coworker with body odor 39%
A coworker who steals credit for your ideas 39%
A coworker who engages in loud personal calls 32%
A coworker who steals from the office fridge 27%
A coworker who eats stinky food 12%
Bad Behavior in the Gym
Men and women agree that the biggest gym annoyance is people not wiping down machines when they are done using them, followed by people talking loudly on their cell phones.
Overall, 88% of gym-goers stated they hate when:
People who don’t wipe down the machines 44%
People talk loudly on their cell phones 40%
People hog a machine 32%
Show offs who walk around the locker room naked 22%
They get hit on 13%
Worst Vices
55 % of adults admitted to having a vice with ‘smoking’ at No. #1 (24%), but men and women differ on what they consider to be their worst habits.
Women’s #1 Vice: 25% said binge eating, compared to only 18% of men
Men’s #1 Vice: 25% said smoking
When it comes to alcohol, men were more likely to name drinking as a vice (13%) compared to women (7%). Younger adults (ages 18-34) are the most likely to give in to vices.
Worst Diet Crimes
Adults are just as likely to cheat on their diets as they are to skip a workout (34% vs. 33%). Men and women agree that binge eating is their biggest diet crime, with the guys edging out the ladies 34% to 32%.
Overall, 66% of dieters admit to committing one of these crimes:
Binge eating 33%
Hiding food from others in order to eat it yourself 14%
Starving yourself before a big event 11%
Taking diet pills 8%

Below is a full list of “bad” behavior respondents admitted to:

“Bad” Things You’ve Done Total
Any (Net) 75 %
Acted Rudely 65 %
Hung up on someone 49 %
Given another driver the finger 33 %
Cursed out a stranger 21 %
Sent a nasty email 17 %
Cut ahead of someone in line 15 %
Lied About (Net) 38 %
Lied about your weight 24 %
Lied about your age 13 %
Lied about the #of people you’ve slept with 12 %
Lied about your salary 9 %
Cheated On (Net) 27 %
Cheated on a test 18 %
Cheated on your significant other 9 %
Cheated on your hairstylist 6 %
Cheated on your taxes 3 %
Lied To (Net) 16 %
Lied to mother in the past week 9 %
Lied to partner in the past week 7 %
Lied to boss in the past week 5 %

Full survey results available by request.
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About the Survey:

Yahoo! partnered with Ipsos MediaCT to conduct the Yahoo! Shine Bad Behavior Survey in November 2011. We interviewed n=2,000 Americans ages 18 to 64 representative of the U.S. online population via an online quantitative survey.