Entrepreneurs don’t choose a partner based on checklist. They go with their gut and try to match a person’s vision to drive the organization. We normally pick up partners from our graduate school to a co-worker in the same firm or even a girlfriend.
I have seen different combinations and normally there is a great emotional connection.
With the world around us extremely stressed in pandemic and you already missed your delivery target to quota, we are in trying times.
Having a partner with anxiety makes you a very kind person and your efforts will not go waste. I have faced such a situation in my life and with my learning and experience; here I talk to you on how to use anxiety for benefits.
Anxiety drives to be a perfectionist
A partner with anxiety disorders can be the greatest friend and wonderful person. They build overall association based on trust. There can be times when your anxious partner might overdo things like he/she might ask you the same thing too many times or speak to you for assurance that they doing right.
Partner with anxiety can be a great help for doing things with perfection. To meet this, they even overwork, but make sure that they are doing it. Being a partner, help and give the right directions for an anxiety-prone person.
Support but never try to do things
It always helps to listen to your partner and never jump to a conclusion or trying to fix things for them. This might make you feel more stressed. The idea of helping demean and that can be wasteful of the resource.
Checking on them from time to time and also the mood of department or function they work in. It will also help to know by immediate sub-ordinates mood to know that how things are working. Remember, you do this all making no one know.
Understand, the person with anxiety is hard on themselves and very sensitive to judgments.
Never make them feel you are around to check on them, rather attempt to have a common topic to discuss and time your joke.
How to drive healthy partnership
You might try all means to make your anxious partner. You might talk to him whenever time permits and also help him overcome his anxious time to time. But don’t make this a habit to support your partner and you jeopardize your life in the end.
There are lots of benefits of being anxious. But if it takes over a person, then nothing is better than a visiting therapist. Be open and ask them for a lifestyle to improve overcoming anxiety. Make sure they are aware of their weakness and let them even know it will be tough with such anxiety.
Everyone has anxiety in life. Anxiety is a common issue that doesn’t have to take a toll on the partnership, entrepreneurship, and self-employed.
P.S. – Visiting therapist will help more than trying to do things on your own