I'm a bit torn and I could use some outside perspective. Ok, I don't talk about my political leanings at work. No one knows I'm a big fat tree huger. When someone talks about politics, or religion, or abortion, just any of the hot button issues, I don't comment. I don't lie, I don't compromise my beliefs, and I'm not tying to be deceitful. I am maintaining my professionalism. When these conversations start I steer the conversation away, or I suddenly get busy, or I ask questions - What did you think of that? or What happened next? But I don't share my own thoughts. So here is my dilemma: I have made a new friend who is EXTREMELY conservative and she now thinks I am conservative as well. She confides in me and I consider her a friend, but I don't think she would still be my friend if she knew how lefty liberal I am. Again, I am not trying to deceive her or anyone else, but I will not compromise my professionalism. So, am I being dishonest? I haven't lied, people have assumed - is that my fault?
on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:23 PM