Career-wise, ambition can be viewed as a double-edged sword.
If a male does well it’s considered to be down to skill, talent and knowledge.
But a woman? Hm. More who you know and what favours you’re prepared to give to succeed. Hollywood called it The Casting Couch.
Do you consider yourself ambitious, either in your working or personal life or are you happy with your lot, learning by life’s mistakes, and living day to day?
Would that make you dull, uninteresting and not worth entering into a conversation with?
It’s like the question ‘ What do you do?’ when in a room full of strangers who politely ask you to tell them a bit about yourself, and then probably switch off when you’re not of the same career ilk, property owner, finance bracket or fashion status etc.
Oh yeah, it happens, especially when you don’t fit the mould of the Old Boys Network and refuse or are unable to talk ‘shop’ when out for a social evening. This can have a disastrous effect on your partner who may have their sights set for greater things but their promotion often depends on you too.
Wouldn’t you just love to tell them you’re a spy for the opposition?