Dear Dr. Michelle:
I work with a bunch of people who are very open. They talk about their personal lives and share quite a bit with the rest of the group. I’m very private and I try to keep my personal life and work life separate.
As a result, I think they are feeling like I am cold and not interested. How do I handle this? I still value these relationships.
Jaelyn Arndt sits down with Dr. Michelle K. Murray to answer your question via video this week!
Dr. Michelle K. Murray encourages you to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try to find small things to share about yourself. She also recommends being an active listener and asking lots of questions of your coworkers in these conversations.
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