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What to you say when your coworkers try to ask questions about your life

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What to you say when your coworkers try to ask questions about your life

Do you make up answers and try to make them jealous?

Would this impact your career?
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Why wouldn't you just talk to them like normal people? I don't know what you would gain by playing games... I mean why would you even want to make your co-workers jealous, when you have to work with them? Maybe it's just me but jealousy isn't exactly a positive attitude.

Yeah, it might impact your career if you make your co-workers think "man, this dude is so lucky, he gets everything easy, I hope something takes him down".
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sport123 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2012 9:26 pm
Do you make up answers and try to make them jealous?

Would this impact your career?
How old are you?
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Do you seriously do nothing but make stupid threads all day?
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i answer them unless its to personal.. who cares.. no point in being a lying douche bag
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Well, like any normal person I give an answer to questions. There's no reason for me to lie and for the most part people don't usually pry too much into my life that I have to set a line.
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I agree with the op. Some peeps come off all nosy wanting to know everything about you. They also want to know about who sleeps in your bed beside you. Now why should this be anyones business who sleeps in your bed? Some want to know age/race and all sorts of nosy questions. Finanacial questions about how you have this or that comes up as well. Why should anyone want to revel such details? Some peeps just want to laugh at you behind your back and spread gossip about what you have told them!
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I just try not to reveal my wild side. ;)
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Yes, there are a lot of people who ask questions that are personal and none of their business. The key is to change the focus onto them when you are conversing. For example, answer a question with a question:

Nosy coworker: "You're dresssed up this Friday. Got a hot date later?"

You: "Seriously, you think this is dressed up? What do wear when you're on a date?"
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sport123 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2012 9:26 pm
Do you make up answers and try to make them jealous?

Would this impact your career?
No point lieing. If you lied to them, you will be lieing forever. Then one day you will forget about a lied you told and your bubble will be burst.
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Explain.

And why are ppl so ready to lie these days?
And why do you want to make someone jealous?
You may have some character flaws you should consider working on.
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if you feel like sharing.... then share.

else, tell them it's none of their business.
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