When we spend so many of our waking hours at work, our relationships with colleagues become a fundamental source of wellbeing in the workplace. It’s about more than just “tolerating a co-worker,” or “getting along.” Rather, it’s about fostering meaningful connections ...
Awkward. Shy. Withdrawn. Unfriendly. Disinterested. Nervous. Quiet. Aloof.
These are all words that some of us may intensely identify with when social anxiety strikes. The good news is that these words are just words! … As in they do not define us as people, but are mere perceptions of ourselves that can be actively changed.
We have all heard the expression “no man is an island”. Some of us are more introverted than others, but we can all admit that to some extent we require social interaction. Presently, with our increased dependence on technology and the extra hours spent at work it is becoming progressively difficult to engage in social interaction as often as we would like. Other time, we are not even aware of how socially deprived we are.