Inc. - Much of the time, work teams achieve phenomenal success, thriving off each other's energy and ideas.
But they don't have the phrase "office drama" for nothing, either. And sometimes, when conflicts arise, you're going to get the short end of the stick and have people blame you, even when you did nothing wrong. While this victim blaming can leave you scratching your head, wistfully clicking through job postings, it's usually the product of just a few psychological drivers. According to Dr. Jason Whiting, relationship therapist and professor at Texas Tech University, it all boils down to our love of certainty, fairness and safety.