Study: Your mentor wants you to shut up and stop complaining – The American Genius

Study: Your mentor wants you to shut up and stop complaining November 10, 2015No Comments579 ViewsBusiness ArticlesDawn Brotherton Rethinking the mentorship mindset Have you ever considered finding a mentor? What do you look for in the person who will be your advisor and teacher? Many people try to find someone who understands their background and situation. It’s practically intuitive, to want to sit under the umbrella of someone who’s been there, done that. Researchers found that you may want to rethink that mindset. Read also: Why “let’s do coffee” is an insulting request If someone’s been in your shoes, studies show they don’t sympathize with you In their studies, they found that people who overcame a difficult experience were less compassionate to those who walked the same path and made bad choices. For example, one of the situations in the study was about a man who was unemployed and turned to drugs to earn a living. Those who once been unemployed for a time were less sympathetic to the man’s plight than those who had never experienced being unemployed. I understand this mentality. I used to work at a medical billing company. If you’ve never had to deal with the various diagnosis codes, CPT codes, and insurance plans, you can’t imagine the complexity of this. I know how difficult it can be to weed through the billing nightmare to find out why your plan didn’t pay. And still, when I have to call my own insurance company? I have no patience or empathy for the person on the phone.

Source: Study: Your mentor wants you to shut up and stop complaining – The American Genius

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