Let’s Take a Look Under the Hood

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  1. Yeah, the ‘Know-it-all’ approach to blogging… and to life.

    I can relate to that – wherever I have been working or involved in some kind of organisation (currently: university), I have always been the ‘go to’ person for almost anything. The amount of information I scan and comprehend on a weekly basis is gigantic. I feel like a walking reference book – I either know the thing or know EXACTLY where, how, and when to get the facts, can make a step-by-step ‘go and find it out yourself’ guide or just sit down with the person and explain. I never get tired of sharing information – but the people get tired of listening 😀

    I don’t know about you (yet), but until now, I haven’t really found a way to use it to improve my people skills. I suck in that. Well, the offline version of it at least. I don’t want to annoy people but I do it all the time… or, if the person is not a walking library like me, or doesn’t want to engage in a deep conversation, I get bored very easy. I don’t really want to talk about the last football match, or at least if I do, I want more than an excited reaction or swearing. I want facts, figures, numbers, relations, context….

    What about you? How do you handle this in your life?

    1. I was reading your comment and can so relate. In my own case, the people I annoyed the most was my family as I was growing up…it was a constant “you don’t know everything”…even though the reality was that I did know a great deal about a given subject. I guess where my frustrations come in are when people are conveying incorrect information…that drives me nuts…if I know the right answer I immediately want to “correct” it. That seems to be a major turnoff socially (gee I wonder why right?) 🙂

      As far as people skills, well you are right they are not a natural thing for me, but the career positions I have held have been innately social so I have had to learn to be better on the interactions…so what is natural for many people is a learned skill for me.

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