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What Your Office Lunch Habits Say About You

Whether you're a bento devotee, daily cafeteria goer or three-martini luncher, you are being watched (and judged) by your colleagues.

'You're healthy. And boring.'
"You're healthy. And boring."
Nicolas Santolaria

PARIS — Office psychology (a not-too-distant cousin of pop psychology) assigns a tacit typology to individuals by the way they eat. If you spend all your meals scarfing down a quinoa salad, still in its plastic wrap, deep in conversation with your desk lamp, you risk finding yourself — perhaps incorrectly — profiled as "moderately social."

It doesn't matter if you have stomach problems, or if you're on a diet. What matters is the coarse symbolism of your attitude, this isolationism that keeps you perched on your little throne. Ultimately, when it comes to lunch at work, it's rather difficult to change your image, and an attitude that you adopted at the beginning without thinking runs the risk of marking you as persona non grata.

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