A boss once told me that I ask too many questions.
I’m not even sure why that just popped into my head (it had to be 8-9 years ago now), but I felt like writing about it. Until that point in my life (circa age 27ish), I considered my inquisitive nature a positive attribute. That was the first time that anyone every told me it was a negative.
Well not exactly.
If I really think back, I do remember being told as a child by my parents that I ask a lot of questions (notice the difference between “a lot” and “too many” … quantitative versus judgement) and I was quite aware that such a trait at times seemed to exacerbate them something fierce. I actually think, as children do, that I used that ability to my advantage with them sometimes (mommy daddy if you’re reading this tee hee sorry *innocent face*). My dad would often respond to my litany of questions with “To make you ask questions.” LOL!
To finish off the boss story; he then went on to put that sentiment in my performance review and I was penalized for my curiousity.
Here’s the thing though (and why the thought probably popped in my head), here I am at age 35.5 still having that judgement of old … you ask TOO MANY questions … ring in my ears and stop me from asking about things I do not understand for fear of being labled a “too many question asker”.
This is a quick post just to say PATHOOWIE to that boss and his incorrect assessment of what I now realize as a skill. Ironically later on (at a different job) I was lauded for “my curious nature” and desire to get the work done right. LOL.
I think I’ll be free of that chain as of right now. *lays that burden down*
Are you letting any external judgements control you, even years later?
Until next time Glam Fam I wish you
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