Are you approachable..?

She was in damn need of help when she came to me. Obviously, I supported her.  It was not at all a big deal for me. But she was a bit reluctant to make me do the same thing for her continuously, for a few days. May be due to her concern for me.. I supported her for a few days and then she tried for some other arrangements. I tried to convince her that it was not at all botheration for me. But she didn’t..

But her arrangements didn’t work properly. So she again came to me and the story continued. Infact it was a soothing moment for me..

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Sometimes we are doubtful whether “it will be problematic for the helper”. Yes, it could be due to the care and concern. And at the same time it might be due to the reluctance to take that freedom from us.

Normally we seek help only from those people with whom we are free. It’s really a pleasant feeling when someone finds us supportive and approachable.

So why not make a soothing presence, add a deeper connection and become more approachable?

So the happy me, smiling… 🙂

About

The author is a Quality Analyst by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at https://wordsandnotion.com and https://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Are you approachable..?

  1. Simply-Me

    December 20, 2016 at 9:28am

    I agree, sometimes you really care but then you’re not sure of the reaction you will receive if you showed it.

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      Akhila

      December 20, 2016 at 12:06pm

      true..i believe it’s not the bad in us…

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  2. SumitOfficial

    December 20, 2016 at 9:40am

    Wow.. this is one of the great characterstics of a person like you. You are approachable, and yes so am I 😉

    It is really nice to see you after so long. I am free now for some blogging thing.. I wanna ask a few questions to you Akhila , please let me know when you are free.

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      Akhila

      December 20, 2016 at 10:20am

      Hey sumit, what a surprise after a long time….questions..well, you may

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      Akhila

      December 20, 2016 at 10:16am

      Very good morning my dear nitha…what news at your end

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      Akhila

      December 20, 2016 at 12:04pm

      yes.. let us open our hands with a welcome note

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    Akhila

    December 20, 2016 at 12:04pm

    Shre.. I am also a bit reluctant to approach other people for helping me. I try to be independent as far as possible though I am always ready to help others…

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    Akhila

    December 20, 2016 at 1:01pm

    ha ha.. what’s there in looks…it’s the attitude which matters, no…
    and dont overestimate myself to be a gem or so.. there is an interesting aspect in every incidents, sometimes we may miss to grab it. Only when we think more on the same, we can understand it better, how important it is..

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  6. Daisy in the Willows

    December 20, 2016 at 6:34pm

    Let people know that support is there but allow them the freedom to make their own choice. Beautiful sentiment as awlays, Ahkila 🙂

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  7. 2ndhalfolife

    December 21, 2016 at 3:08am

    In the US we are creating unapproachable citizens… it is sad and unfortunate.

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      Akhila

      December 21, 2016 at 12:30pm

      is it a creation or a natural thing there..?

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    Akhila

    December 21, 2016 at 12:28pm

    yes dear…it’s a soothing feeling as long as no one is stressed

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  9. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    December 22, 2016 at 2:44am

    I think I am because many of my friends turn to me when they face problems. Not that I could solve them, but I listen to them patiently and try to pacify them when it’s needed.

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  10. Idle Muser

    December 23, 2016 at 10:38am

    Absolutely. We approach the ones whom we feel are approachable. Approachable in the sense that they would listen to us, understand us. At times they might provide us with some decent, logical solutions too.
    So yes, to help someone, we should seem approachable, and for being that we need to be a good listener first, and then comes anything else.

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      Akhila

      December 23, 2016 at 11:46am

      thanks Aditi…you are right, a good listener can only be an approachable person. And it should be felt to the other person that it’s not a problem for us to be helpful

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  11. Hemangini

    December 26, 2016 at 8:05am

    It’s really important to be approachable but seriously it is quite difficult in public sectors because then you become loaded with work and you have to be a tiny bit rude to make people do their work as well.

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      Akhila

      December 26, 2016 at 10:23am

      i agree with you..and that’s why we go for delegation in such cases

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  12. mywords331

    December 27, 2016 at 8:34am

    I agree.
    And a person like you is always approachable.
    I would also like to enjoy this soothing moment.

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      Akhila

      December 27, 2016 at 10:23am

      thanks a lot Neha…. how are you doing..

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    Akhila

    December 27, 2016 at 3:38pm

    oh.. that’s such a tedious work…. it’s easy to correct when there is no much stuff in the papers..;)

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    • mywords331

      December 27, 2016 at 7:56pm

      Yes
      But the students…they fill pages whether right or wrong and we have to go through whatever content they write.

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        Akhila

        December 27, 2016 at 9:24pm

        Yeah..that’s the worst part…i remember reading so many fun stories

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