I am, by nature, a solitary person. I value my own time. I do not want to be expected to go out socializing when I would rather be doing something that is more important to me. This solitary part of my nature flows through to my working world. I do not purposefully set out to establish close personal support networks. That is not to say that I don’t, because I do. I actually think that it is sometimes not a good thing for very close friendships to establish in the workplace.
Now having said all that, I will seek help and advice if I think I need it; I will praise where I think that praise is certainly due; I will listen; I will give feedback if asked (and sometimes if not asked as well); I will think about things and happenings – So it may be said that I do connect, give feedback and reflect but not in a structured and proactive way.