How do I strike the right balance between being professional and personable at work? from Anonymous
This is the second question I’ve ever received through “Help Me Hotchallah” and I apologize for take forEVER to respond. I haven’t logged in much and it didn’t ping me that you asked. My deepest apologies.
Let’s see. You ask “How do I strike the right balance between being professional and personable at work?”
This is a fantastic question. I have to say I suck at striking this balance. I’m a chronic oversharer and I don’t know how to be discreet to save my life.
However, why not learn from my mistakes? I think the best balance between professional and personal is to be warm, open and friendly all while maintaining your personal privacy and not sharing anything self-deprecating or embarrassing.
For me, this would mean not talking at all, but maybe you can think of something else to talk about?!