I have been balancing this one for so long I actually ended up eventually became a coach.
What do I mean by this?
Because coaches are all about skillfully turning things around and asking the other person about themselves then listening sincerely, attentively and intently.
Why did this happen in the first place?
A few reasons.
I have always had really “interesting” jobs. Whether they’re for companies that people care about, products people love or bucket list type things, when I mention what I’m doing, spotlight turns on me.
I’m painfully shy. I *hate* talking about myself. (Weird, right, because I’m a public speaker?) one of the reasons I am a public speaker is to help me overcome this.
I honestly find others more interesting than what I’m doing. After all, I know what I do already.
So the best way to handle this is to turn it around on them.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/I “m-an-engineering-lecturer-but-I-do-not-like-telling-people-that-is-my-job-But-if-I-don “t-tell-them-it-makes-me-sound-untrustworthy-I-have-a-hard-time-meeting-new-people-especially-women-What-can-I-say-if-I-dont-want-to-reveal-my-job
Originally Posted On: 2016-06-01