Posts Tagged "Interpersonal Communication"

Vivian Lee
October 16, 2013

I am very honored to work for Little Tokyo Service Center, a multi-purpose social service agency in downtown Los Angeles. My colleagues and I are like one big family and we are very supportive of one another. Hearing about office politics from my friends at other agencies, I feel I could not ask for a better place to work.
 

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Amy Benson
May 29, 2013

Avoidance. What a cowardly escape from conflicting interests or opinions! Avoiding looks like an ostrich with its head in the sand, deluding itself into thinking its body is out of danger just because it’s not looking at the threat. Avoiding sounds like a kid with her hands over her ears, singing “la la la” to keep the unwanted truth out of her head. I know these things. I am an avoider.
 

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Amy Benson
November 14, 2012

Vulnerability – eek!  I know I try to hide mine.

If I’m hurt that a friend cancels on me at the last minute, I might smile and say, “Oh, it’s no big deal, I have a lot of other things I need to do tonight too.”  If I’m worried that a colleague may not deliver the materials I need on time, I may send an email saying, “You MUST submit your materials by noon on Friday.” Whether I’m hiding my hurt feelings or my inability to control other people’s actions, I’m doing it to protect myself. 
 

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