We usually think of emotionally unavailable people as people who are unable to commit in romantic relationships. The reality is that all humans are emotionally defended to some extent. We humans tend to have a very poor understanding of ourselves. We are often overly aware of how others may be mistreating us and yet completely miss the subtle and not so subtle ways in which we may be pushing other people away. In this post I will focus on some ways in which emotional unavailability shows up at work
1. Remaining closed to others
Some of us complain about problems with co-workers and bosses but when others listen and offer solutions we always reject their ideas with an excuse “but that won’t work because of blah and blah”.