So, what is it that you do?

Hello, nice to meet you! So, what do you do?

Is this innocent small talk or a loaded, anxiety provoking question? Personally I think it can probably be both depending on who you ask. I know I have maybe asked it in passing, not meaning to judge anyone based on the response. I think it is probably a formality that evokes some form of anxiety stemming from perceived expectations surrounding the response. Still, now that I think about it, I think that I will try to be somewhat more creative and personal in how I interact and get to know someone new. I will try to ask questions that help me get to know the personality, uniqueness and personal characteristics of my new acquaintances (maybe friends) in the future.

This video was originally sourced from Upworthy

2 Comments on “So, what is it that you do?

    • I know, it was specially tough for me when I worked with children. I am was worried about people knowing I have BP and finding out I work with kids. People can be claim to be against stigma and in support of changing the perceptions about people with mental illness, but once it’s their kids then you find out how much they believe in what they are preaching. Big eye opener.

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