Signs that the boss is in love with you.
Does your manager praise you more often than others? Writes and calls on weekends? Does he always laugh at your jokes during meetings? Most likely, you are just a very good employee, whom you can rely on at a crucial moment. But there is another version: your boss is secretly in love with you.
It is very important to understand what is happening. Misinterpretation of praise and attention from management can lead to very awkward situations or even ruin your career.
Here are the main signs that indicate that the boss is interested not only in business communication:
You are a favorite in your team.
You always get the most interesting projects, the best work schedule, and you are the only one among your colleagues who has the right to be late with impunity. Perhaps your boss just values you as an employee and forgives small mistakes. But if you yourself feel that you do not deserve all the preferences that your boss gives you, most likely, he is in love with you. Favoritism is very dangerous – it is thanks to it that the working environment becomes toxic, and the productivity of the company begins to decline sharply.
You are often assigned one-on-one meetings or outside of the office.
If you work remotely, and your boss prefers to meet from time to time in an informal setting – in a cafe or loft – to discuss the project, this is normal. But if you notice that the manager clearly distinguishes you from other colleagues and makes a lot of personal meetings that are not urgently needed, most likely, your communication has gradually begun to move beyond the professional environment.
You get calls or texts for no particular reason.
Most managers have a very heavy workload. When they take the time to call you unnecessarily, it says one thing: your superiors think more of you than they should.
You know too much personal information about him.
Does the boss trust you more than others in your office and constantly talk about himself? This may indicate that the boss wants to give business communication a more personal character, so that soon to move to a new stage of the relationship.
You constantly hear compliments in your address.
And this applies not only to work issues! A loving boss can praise your sense of style, business suit or new hairstyle – it is important for him to give you a sign that you occupy a special place in his team.
He seeks physical intimacy.
At business meetings, he may not take his eyes off you for a long time, and during lunch, he always sits down at your table. When you hug at a meeting, you feel that he does not want to let you go. Pay attention to the body language of your boss – if you often notice these signs, most likely, the boss is aimed at getting closer to you.
You are invited to spend the evening together after work.
If, in addition to all of the above, the boss calls for a walk and a drink after work, then this is a sure sign that you have become a victim of an office romance. Consider all the pros and cons before accepting this invitation-remember that this person is above you in the position and can easily manipulate you due to their position.
If you do not feel mutual sympathy for the boss, you should carefully stop his attempts to impress you. Meet your boss in a neutral setting, away from all distractions and colleagues, and discuss your feelings honestly. Don’t blame your supervisor — just express your concerns and how you feel. Maintain a positive tone of conversation and emphasize that you respect your boss, enjoy your work, and really don’t want the circumstances that have arisen to interfere with your professional development and the development of the company.