Top 10 Phrases Americans Most Regret Using at Work and in Personal Relationships

Top 10 Phrases Americans Most Regret Using at Work and in Personal Relationships

Career Development — Wed., Feb. 7, 2024

Preply conducted a survey in October 2023 to find out which phrases Americans regret saying at work and which are most triggering or calming.

The most regretted phrase at work is "I don't care," followed by "not my job" and "this is a waste of time." The most triggering phrases in all situations are "I have some bad news" and "we need to talk."

The most calming phrases are "we'll figure this out" and "we can handle this." The most regretted phrases in personal relationships are "I don't care" and "you never listen."

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey conducted in October 2023 among 996 people in the United States age 18 and older.

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