There is a real reason why your boss is mean and you would never guess it. It's because he or she's a miserable person with their own issues. Sure they make you do things you don't want to do, calling you out in public at meetings, embarrassing you, or making you work late. But knowing how bad things are with the boss might make it a bit easier. Not enough to excuse the behavior however.
According to a new study, if you have a mean boss, there’s a very good chance that he or she is actually miserable.
Researchers found that bosses who seem to be on a power trip, abusing employees by yelling and making unreasonable requests don’t do so because they get some kind of rush from their show of dominance.
Instead, all this nonsense actually makes them feel worse about themselves, less fulfilled and less competent.