Your lack of efficient communication will make you seem more approachable.
As long as your contact with men is clouded by this assumption, you’ll be subconsciously blocking them from getting to know you as a real live human being.
You’ll think that you’re smoothly presenting your best self or whatever the hell, but underneath that smooth exterior there will be a conflicted, roiling, angry sea of premature assumptions about who you are (great, rejected) and who he is (afraid, weak, rejecting) and how it will all play out (crash and burn).
So it’s not just This Dude, it’s The President, it’s Men Today or Men Always.
It’s all men.” My go-to Anxiety Time move is to make the personal Political, the micro Macro.
You don’t want your male coworkers to think you’re getting all uppity.