02/10/2015 11:49 am ET

Reasons You Were Not Promoted That Are Totally Unrelated To Your Gender

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You don’t smile enough. People don’t like you.

You smile too much. People don’t take you seriously.

You’re abrasive, for example that time when you asked for a raise. It was awkward and you made the men on the senior leadership team uncomfortable.

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