Guest post from: Natalie Walter
One of my friends at work is very secretive and I find it so strange. We are friendly at work and sometimes go to lunch together, but she will under no circumstances talk about her personal life. She will only discuss work related issues, and it gets really boring. It’s not even like any of us pry and try to find out information that is very personal. Even when we are all having a simple conversation about random stuff like how many direct tv channels we each have or where we went to college she shies away and won’t participate. I guess she must have had a bad experience at a previous job. I understand not wanting people at work to know too much about your personal life but she is taking that to the extreme. I think it is just making people think she must have some freaky secret hidden away. Maybe she is just shy. Sometimes I mistake shyness for unfriendliness. I guess I have to realize that not everyone wants their life to be an open book.