Fear of Interaction
Updated: Aug 17, 2020
On a flight to London during one of the business trips, it was business as usual
I dug deep into my book without disturbing co-passenger and preferred not to be bothered
Really? Didn’t I want to strike a conversation.
Maybe, it is #FearOfInteractions and truly speaking most of us have
This time I was determined to break the shackles
I made it a point to initiate the conversation and continue until the flight lands at Heathrow
I was successful in my endeavor and today I and my co-passenger are good friends
Yes, I learned the art of networking and strike conversations at ease
The most important thing “IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU BEING INTERESTING BUT BEING INTERESTED”
Most of the time, we think about impressing others with our knowledge, skills, communication, riches, network, etc but on the contrary, what is desired is your reflection to be interested to listen to other people.
Have very simple questions to start with without looking like a Public prosecutor till the time you find a common interest to carry on the conversation
Show a keen interest in others and listen to them as “Most people like to talk about self”