MattW Posted July 11, 2011 Share Posted July 11, 2011 Working in retail has changed me a great deal. I was 24 when I started and I was extremely shy and quiet. It was very daunting to start with, horrible really. Now I find it so easy, it's almost like second nature. Alot of customers at my workplace know my name and chat with me about stuff. It's almost like you get a celebrity status. When I walk to work and come accross a customer, they always smile and say 'hello'. What's important though is since I've developed this confidence been around people and dealing with people, women have shown no more interest in me. In fact I got more interest when I was younger and better looking but really shy. I also started working in retail a few years ago, and for a while, I thought it had helped me "come out of my shell" a bit, but now that I think about it, I think it's just caused me to sort of create a "fake persona" that I put on for customers at work. Basically, when I go to work, I feel like I'm an actor, that's just playing a character, rather than being a "normal person" that's learning how to be more sociable towards people. Link to comment
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