Don’t ascribe intent!
We don’t even understand the rationale behind many of our own actions, let alone actions of others.
When we ascribe intent to a colleague’s behavior — we are really articulating our own fears.
How much of another colleague’s life, what’s in their head, their heart, their motivations, their childhood, family, hopes, dreams, fears, do we really know about?
Maybe, less than 1%?
Don’t ascribe intent so boldly!