This is something we see often with women. It’s hard to be passionate and dedicated without overinvesting ourselves into our work.
As one therapist put it over at PsychCentral, “we link our behavior, our performance, our productivity, with our self-worth” when we obsess over work.
But being too emotionally attached can have drawbacks even when your job is going well, in that it may make it harder to accept useful feedback or criticism. In her book, The Objective Leader: How to Leverage the Power of Seeing Things As They Are, author and professor Elizabeth R. Thornton makes the case for objectivity, using her own career as an example.
Take a read from The Cut