By Anne Kreamer forPARADE
There's never been a more confusing time to be a working American, and not just because of the economy. People are letting it all hang out on the job -- look at teary-eyed Speaker of the House John Boehner or angry flight attendant Steven Slater. That's why it can pay off to know how to navigate today's expressive work environments. If you understand your colleagues' emotional styles, and your own, you can dodge dust- , increase your effectiveness, and boost the overall mood of the office.