Check out the following article in the New York Times about Attachment Styles at Work and see how you can benefit from being aware of your triggers and what to do about it.
Those with a secure attachment style at work take tasks as they come, do what they can and address issues that come up easily.
They work hard and do not fear saying no when they feel they need to.
They know they are capable, and they are confident that others will respond well to them.
How to tell if this is you
You generally fare best when it comes to managing your time. You are comfortable prioritizing tasks and asking for help when you need it.
You also feel comfortable setting healthy boundaries and pushing back when necessary, and you do not often engage in fear-based behavior.
What to do about it
If you have a secure attachment style at work, you are most likely managing your time well and achieving good work-life balance.
Stay secure but be aware.
Regularly ask for direct feedback so if there is something that you need to work on, you can make changes.
Also, if you notice something seems really off, for example a big downgrade in the quality of communication with your manager, don’t dismiss it as, “Oh, she is just stressed.”
Do a quick follow-up either in person or via email, saying: “I noticed that we’re not communicating as well as in the past. Is there anything I’ve done that’s contributed to that shift?”
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