Essay on The Root Causes Of My Tendency

1137 Words Dec 6th, 2016 5 Pages
The root causes of my tendency to focus more on tasks than on people arises from my need for perfection and my reticence. It is possible to make my assignments perfect and in the exact way I want it to be. However, this is not the case with people. People are all different, have different objectives, different opinions, different values, etc., which makes it difficult to get them to do what you want them to do. I suppose this struggle with wanting everything my way comes from being spoiled by my parents when I was younger, and not being able to take “No” as an answer. It also comes from a need for structure and order in my life.
As for my other root cause: I am not always comfortable socializing and talking to people, so I try to stay away from them if I can, which I know I shouldn’t. Building strong relationships helps makes things easier and more enjoyable in the long run, so this is definitely something I need to work on it, especially if I want to be a manager. One activity that we worked on in class that helped me see how I can build relationships without necessarily having to socialize much is the “Learning to Network” activity. I used to view gaining relationships for your network as a socializing activity, which scared me away from it due to my fear of rejection and my need for acceptance into social circles. I thought it was all about talking to people, keeping up with them over time, and getting them to like your personality, but this activity changed my…

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