Sometimes I Don’t Like Myself!

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about self-diagnosed inappropriate behavior:

I find myself being overbearing, loud, arrogant and using humour inappropriately at work – and I don’t know how to change my behaviour or how else to behave! I know I do it because I want to be liked, but I’m not comfortable with the usual bonding talks (home, hobbies, etc) and I’m not sure what else to talk about, or even how to talk casually with my colleagues about non-work related topics. I don’t like the way I behave and try to stop it when I catch myself doing it, but before I realise it, I am doing it again (like a horrible recurring nightmare). I am very good at my job but lousy at office politics and relationships. Any advice?

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