Since beginning HDO, I’ve noticed a lot things. For instance, people are often extremely self conscious when they don’t know someone very well. They’re careful with the things they say and do. People fit into categories just as their relationships do.
I’ve also noticed how easily relationships can be strained. For instance, you could say one offensive thing in a business meeting and ruin your chances of working with that company. Personality matters a lot, too, and I feel like a lot of people don’t recognize that. Using my group as an example of this, none of us have common interests or personality traits. I typically stay neutral, but watching my group, I’ve seen how their personalities clash. I was thinking about how to approach something like that in a business setting, and I would probably have a meeting and talk about it. Alas, this is not a business setting, and I am not their boss.
We have to work together to make things work, regardless of the setting. Although me and the people in my HDO group are not in a business setting, we are still students who need to get our work done. We are not going to get along with everyone we cross paths with. We’re not going to want to do work all the time. We’re not going to want to do a lot of things, but you have to do things you don’t want to, with people you don’t “like”, to finish everything you need to do. That’s how life is.
Another thing I’ve noticed about people is that they want to be part of a group or just part of society in general. We learned that in HDO, too. People have a subconscious desire to be part of a social group. I think that’s really interesting, too. We meet a lot of people who would consider themselves introverts or loners, but that doesn’t mean they don’t share the same desire; they do, just in a different way. Their social circle may have 2 or 3 people, where as others may have 20 or 30 people in theirs. Everyone is so different, yet so similar.
I really enjoy HDO, and I’m positive that I’m going to utilize everything I learn.