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No News Isn’t Always Good News

Published previously on LinkedIn. We have several idioms in English that express the basic sentiment that in the absence of more information people assume the best. “No news is good news” and other similar truisms are only true for maybe 1/3 or less of the population (the optimistic extroverts). What we know about the temperament of different people in the workplace dictates our understanding of this principle. For the outgoing positive extroverts in the office, this is their default setting. With no additional information, they will almost always assume the best. For them, the saying is pretty accurate. But, for
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