Sensitivities and Sensibilities

We are currently experiencing a crisis of communication. While this is true of our nation and arguably the world, it’s also true in our little world of L&D. Recently, there have been at least four different ‘spats’ about things. While I don’t want to address the specifics of any of them, what I do want to do is talk about how we engage. So here’s a post on sensitivities and sensibilities.

First, let me be clear, I’ve some social issues. I’m an introvert, and also miss social cues. I also have a bad habit of speaking before I’ve done the knowledge-check: is this true, kind, and necessary? Subtlety and diplomacies aren’t my strong suit. I continue to be a work in progress. Still, I never intentionally hurt anyone, at least not anyone who hasn’t demonstrated a reliable propensity to violate norms that I feel are minimum. I continue to try to refine my responses.

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