I was meeting a woman I had never met before who wanted to interview me about my work. I was recommended to her through a mutual friend. I had decided that I would also use this moment to test myself and see if I could ask a stranger to hold my hand. As you can see from above success! It has certainly given me some more confidence. I am learning more and more how best to talk about the action with playing it down or making it seem flippant which can be a defense mechanism I use. This is not going to instill confidence in anyone if the person asking doesn’t show belief in the action. So I am now even more committed to bringing a positive light to the action whenever I discuss it.