Today’s coping tip is to ask a trusted friend to tell you what strengths they see in you.
On one hand this would seem easy. On the other, it feels very narcissistic. That means for me, this is tough to do. They might say something I didn’t expect, or not appreciate something I think I do well.
A conundrum, but I’m taking a chance. I’m asking someone I know well what they think are the characteristics of me that are positive and useful. Here’s what I got back:
- Someone who is analytical
- Someone who gets things done
- I bring people together
- I can flex when needed
- Good technical and business IQ
- Not afraid to fail
- Doesn’t need oversight
- Gives good hugs
I particularly like the last one.
I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.