We get the chance to find out if we are popular and are able to interact with others easily or find ourselves very shy and insecure.
Some we work with are kind and helpful, always friendly and available if we need a hand. They share their funny stories and the atmosphere is relaxed and supportive.
Our working day runs smoothly when they are working along side. So, even if we are new to the job/organization we feel accepted and supported - able to ask for help and direction easily.
If our experience is the complete opposite to this, it can be very stressful and when we are stressed, we can feel really trapped and unsure about everything.
Our competence and confidence gets a battering. So, it's not easy when we find ourselves really stressed to think or consider solutions.
A useful beginning is to think about how we might be contributing to our stressful state. Some questions we might ask ourselves are:
These are just a few suggestions that might not apply, but are worth a thought!
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