Interpersonal Skills Reflection

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Insert title here At the beginning of this class, I believe that my interpersonal skills are about average at the most. I mean, my job requires me to interact with customers by saying hello when they walk into the store, explaining how things work, answering their questions, and telling them to have a nice day/night. I even voice my need for inclusion when my friends are doing something without me. Although, I have many weaknesses too. Sometimes around certain people, I can’t bring myself to say hello, sometimes I just clam up. Other times I can’t even speak either, or even make eye contact. Am I the only one like that? Someone who talks a lot to everyone but clams up and stays silent around others? When it comes to my interpersonal communication …show more content…
Honestly, I had an easier time coming up with weaknesses. For my first weakness, I feel like I’m not always the best at listening. Not specifically about other people 's issues, but things that I don’t want to hear or talk about at the moment. I can be very selective with my listening, although sometimes there is noise that is involved that can cause me not to listen either. Not only with my parents, but with my friends too. Specifically I stop listening when my mom is repeating instructions multiple times, or when my friends keep going on and on and I’m ready to be done with human contact until the next day. I can only handle so much human contact before I want to be alone. There was one time, not too long ago actually, where I hardly slept the night before and I was extremely ready to go home and start my weekend. I was at work and a customer told me that she wanted three hot dogs, one Chicago dog and two kids dogs. One the kids dogs there is mustard and ketchup. I got all of them prepared when she looked at me and said ‘only one of the kids dogs was suppose to have ketchup only’. I apologized multiple times and told her how I didn’t hear what she said earlier. Thankfully she was understanding and kind about the …show more content…
There are sometimes, specifically at work when I have to talk to people, where I get so nervous about talking to someone that I can’t even bring myself to say ‘hi’ to them. This is also very common for me and phone calls. Even with people I know, calling them or answering their calls, I dread the thought of talking over the phone. For some reason I think I’m going to mess up or say something wrong, or something along those lines. One time, when I still went to church, I no longer had time to volunteer to work at the nursery during church services because I started working more hours. My mom told me that I had to be the one to call the lady to take me off the list so I didn’t get scheduled to work in there. It took me about two hours after that before I finally called her. It then took me about four calls of hanging up or not leaving a message before I actually left her a message. That was one of the hardest things for me to do, and I still hate doing

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