Tipping is a common method of tipping, but not all users are equally happy with it.
In a recent survey of nearly 10,000 Twitter users, the researchers found that people with high levels of positive affect and low levels of negative affect tend to favor tipping over other methods.
For example, one-third of those with positive affect indicated that tipping was the best option when it comes to their own experience with their employers, and that they favor it over tipping in comparison to other methods of making a tip.
Positive affect and negative affect were associated with different levels of trustworthiness, but there were also significant differences in how the two factors are perceived.
Positive and negative emotion are two different aspects of the same thing, according to the researchers, but the difference in how we perceive them can have significant consequences.
This is where positive and negative feelings can be different.
“There is a big difference between how we feel about negative emotions, and how we treat them,” Dr. Mark Leckman, an associate professor at the University of Michigan, said in a statement.
The researchers found similar differences in the relationship between positive and neutral emotions in their survey.
In addition, people with low levels (like those with high scores) tend to see tipping as an option when dealing with their own employer.
But the researchers said this perception is actually quite common.
“When you’re a freelancer or a small business owner, and you’re trying to manage your time efficiently, you probably want to keep things as simple as possible and use the tip as a way to manage things,” Dr Leckmann said.
“But you also want to make sure that the employee is happy.”
In the survey, participants were asked how often they would like to tip their boss, and their feelings about tipping varied depending on their level of trust.
People with low positive affect reported a higher likelihood of not tipping their boss in the future, and those with low negative affect reported lower levels of tipping.
People in the middle (high levels of both positive and zero) reported that they would tip if they had the chance.
Those in the highest (high negative affect) were much less likely to tip.
The authors suggest that the high negative affect individuals have is due to the fact that they are more likely to experience the feelings of disappointment or frustration associated with a bad tip.
“If we can identify this feeling and help people develop a coping strategy to deal with it, it can have a big impact on the quality of their life,” Dr Mark Lecker said in the statement.
One of the reasons that some people are reluctant to tip others is because they see the feeling as “too negative.”
While negative emotions can make a tipping experience more challenging, they also help to maintain a positive attitude, Dr Lecker added.
“People feel like they have to do things to earn their tips and that’s a lot of what motivates people to tip.”
The study also found that, while positive and low emotions are associated with similar outcomes, the negative emotions associated with negative emotions also had a big effect on tipping behavior.
For instance, those with negative affect are more inclined to consider tipping as a form of reward rather than a form that should be paid.
When it comes down to it, the takeaway is that if you have low negative emotional states and high positive emotional states, you should definitely consider tipping others, according Dr Lepper.
“It’s like the difference between a good and a bad waiter,” Dr Scott Weiland, a psychologist and author of The Happiness Myth, said.