Yup, I’m talking about communication again! Makes you wonder about me, doesn’t it. But, I have to say, I think it is so critical to being a good leader, manager, librarian. . . and in fact, being a good person! So I apologize for putting so much emphasis on communication, but I strongly believe it is that important.
Today I have to share this most interesting post: “My Story: Wish I was Better at Communicating the Real Me” and its follow-up post: “Dare to Communicate Personality: the Best Advice I Found Online.” Here’s a quote from the first one:
It’s easy to think that a person who presents himself poorly has lack of self-esteem or thinks badly about himself. But that. . . does not fit me. I think I do a lot of things quite well. I think I’m good enough most of the time. (And other times I think I’m great). Lack of self-esteem is not my problem. But to talk about myself is.
Does this resonate with you? If so, the second post includes some suggestions like “Many people are afraid to reveal too much about themselves. It makes them feel vulnerable and exposed. But hiding things makes your personality a bit dull.” So, how to find that balance between revealing too much, and not revealing enough? I’m not sure I’ve found it yet. But these two posts are helping me get a handle on it.
Is it hard for you to talk about yourself? Do you have some tips to share?