Science shows psychology behind taking office candy

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By Angeli Kakade, Buzz60

The office candy dish may as well be a scientific study on human psychology. We know the candy is there for the taking, but going for the kiss - or fish is actually based on a slew of small emotionally charged decisions.

The Washington Post conducted their own office experiment to determine what kind of person takes the candy. Turns out it depends on both the candy giver and the candy taker.

If you're an attractive female, an alpha male might keep coming back - especially if the woman gave him the time of day. Alternatively, an intimated man would probably stay away - or opt for the candy giver in accounting who is less threatening.

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Similarly if the candy giver is the alpha male type - only co workers at his same level would dare to take a Hershey.

The experiment also looked at the people as they took the candy. Many of the candy takers made some sort of statement of how they shouldn't eat the candy - right before they ate the candy.

I mean - You have to say something!

The only reason you're at the candy giver's desk is to take the candy - a little conversation before hand is just polite

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