My interactions with a new employee here at work have been infinitely intriguing to me. I can’t figure out if they are actually a change from how I used to be or not.
I’ve always been shy. In recent years I’ve been better and better about meeting new people and not being anxious about talking to strangers on the phone. Really, right now I can’t think of any reason why I would avoid talking to someone on the phone, other than being too busy to talk, and that’s a far cry from just a few years ago, when I was so afraid to call a stranger about a subject I hadn’t handled before that I literally ran away.
Similarly, I used to be very nervous when meeting people, never knowing what to say and making my escape as soon as humanly possible.