I meet with a group of people from my job counseling firm every week. We update each other on our progress and discuss issues, setbacks, good news etc… Lately we’ve been practicing networking. There’s one lady who is recovering from an illness and I’ve met with her separately a few times. She does very well on her practice interviews but she feels very insecure. She provides good advice to everyone but tells us she wishes she can follow her own advice.
But … she lavishes praise over me for spending extra time with her and credits me with helping her a lot. She’s done this several times to our group. To be honest, I was just there to listen and prod her here and there. Yesterday we were working on practice networking meetings. When she gave her feedback to our group, she told everyone we were like dance partners moving in sync. She said she wished it had gone on longer than our 10 minute time limit because it felt so natural. The other 2 people looked at me. I looked at my notebook. She kept going on about how wonderful it felt and how strong of a connection we had. When one person asked a question about how we connected, she became like a mama bear defending “us”.
This is getting very awkward for me.