Not the Fun One?
Saturday, March 09, 2013
I think I'm too serious. I mean, I know I'm too serious, but I overheard a conversation at work to confirm it. A co-worker said she was going out for drinks with Brenda. Brenda? Really? Yes...Brenda x. Oh, the fun one...(not me)
This got me thinking about a few things. First, it's good to be aware of how others perceive you. I work with a few clueless people. If they truly don't care, they should. Some topics should always be off limits in the workplace, just sayin'!
Second, once you find out, what are you going to do about it? Considering the source in this case, probably not too much. The guy that said it is immature and always joking.
What peeves me most is that it bothers me. I struggle being artificial around people. Honestly, I have a hard time giving a whit about people I don't give a whit about. And that is probably why I wouldn't be recognized as the fun one.
Overall, I'm okay with that. At work, I wish to be respected and sought after for my skills. I don't know many leaders whose primary attribute is fun. If you've ever done a personality test, you can probably guess which quadrant you'd find me in. Lol!
All that said, I do think I have an opportunity here. So, I will try to be more approachable at work. It's a balancing act...some are better at it than others.