You are someone who doesn’t see the value in connecting and relationships or is uncomfortable with the idea. Connecting doesn’t have to be big, ugly, or scary – anyone can do it. If you find yourself in this category, I have a few questions for you.
Are you too hard on yourself?
Often we don’t give ourselves credit for the things that we do. Would other people put you in this category? All of us connect, though we don’t always associate the relationships we have with “being connected.”
Do you see the value in connecting?
Perhaps this is your norm because you haven’t seen the value in a different approach. Maybe you are a bit gun-shy—a past relationship didn’t work out, or you didn’t receive the response you’d hoped. With a new approach and a new connection, you may get a different reaction.
What is one place where or type of person with whom you feel comfortable connecting?
You are likely already connecting but don’t recognize it as such; it is just what you do. Whether it is social or professional, start where you already are. Acknowledge what works for you and build from there.