When I work with others, I try to be very cognizant of my facial expressions. I radiate positive energy, smile, and show I am engaged.
I wish I was as good doing this at home as I am in my work. All too often Pam will ask me something or make a comment and her reply shows me that my emotions are all over my face.
I am too easily irritated by small things and can be melodramatic.
My perturbed facial expressions have a negative influence on our harmony. The funny part of it is that when I make one of those irritated faces, Pam assumes that my irritation is directed at her. More often it is something else:
In the absence of clear information, Pam interprets my expressions as being directed at her.
I’m working on this, but the first step is awareness.
What about you?
Do people ever react to you in an unexpected way?
Today, try to be aware of your facial expressions: