Positivity and Optimism: Are they overrated? Try a different perspective

Some years ago I did the StrengthsFinder test and found out that one of my strengths is Positivity.  I always knew that I had this strength, it comes with an ebullient personality: finding the positive in situations and with people, appreciating the good and focusing on strengths while overlooking any weaknesses, seeking to like people and support … Continue reading Positivity and Optimism: Are they overrated? Try a different perspective

An ode to my ‘difficult’ person’ – or is that, ‘different’ rather than difficult?

When I first started working in a scientific manufacturing environment I took offence when people did not salute me when I passed them on the pathway between buildings; I got hurt when my manager told me I was too challenging or when he told me that I always interrupted him and would not let him … Continue reading An ode to my ‘difficult’ person’ – or is that, ‘different’ rather than difficult?