I am always very curious about people's professions and how they have chosen to spend a huge chunk of their lives, but sometimes "what do you do?" seems too narrow or focused given some social settings. This very quick read offers you some easy alternatives to the professionally focused question and just in time for holiday cocktail party season! You're welcome!
We may prefer relationships with multiplex ties because research suggests that relationships built on multiplex ties tend to be richer, more trusting, and longer lasting. We see this in our everyday lives: The work friend who is also a “friend friend” is far more likely to stick with you should one of you change jobs. And it goes the other way, too: People who have at least one real friend at work report liking their jobs more.