Should You Be a Different Person at Work Than You Are at Home?

And 24 other questions worth asking yourself.

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Two distinctively different situations. Many people feel that in order to advance at work, you have to make compromises that you ordinarily wouldn’t make in your personal life. Does that make it right or wrong? That decision is yours.

Here are questions for you to consider as you might face some of those situations.

Are you influenced by the need to protect your job?

Do you have a need to color the truth at times at work?

Who do you go to when you have a problem at work?

How do you handle problems at home?

Are you competitive at home?

Are you competitive at work?

Do you share your thinking with others at work?

If applicable, how do you and your significant other iron out problems?

Do frustrations get in your way?

What is your top priority at work?

What is your top priority at home?

Do problems at work carry over at home?

Are you more flexible at home or at work?

Are you a team player?

Does work tire you out, affecting your relationships at home?

Do you look forward to going to work?

Do you look forward to coming home?

Have you ever gone to a therapist for problems at work?

Does anyone at work intimidate you?

Is home a joyful place to be?

Would your family recognize your behavior at work?

Are you the same person with your supervisors, as you are with those you supervise?

Do you set goals for your behavior at home and at work?

Is compromise part of your approach to getting things done at home and at work?

What role does ego play in your relationships?

As an octogenarian, I’ve learned that understanding other people’s point-of-view isn’t so bad in resolutions of issues. In fact, it can play major role in our ability to Thrive.

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