Hi everyone. I came to HeartSupport a few years ago when I was struggling with self-doubt (still do at times) and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to reply back then - you’ve been a great help!
I’m writing today regarding what may seem like a minor issue but is bothering me to no end. Following years of bullying at school, I now find myself struggling with self esteem and confidence, and it sometimes impact my interactions with people. The main problem is that I often find myself in a cycle of getting better, then a bit too confident, so much so that I uncounsciously end up taking up too much space (as in trying to be a part of every conversation) and making people feel excluded, and as I realise it all the confidence I had gained comes crumbling down. It happened today at work with one of my colleagues, and I would not have noticed if not for a chat window left open on another colleagues’ screen and my eyes noticing everything.
My questions would be: 1. How do I get out of such a cycle, and 2. How can I apologise to my colleague without making it seem like I pried?
Thanks in advance!!