I recently started a new job and just finished training and have now taken my seat next to someone who is bipolar. I don't have a choice where I sit either. I need some advice on how to handle him.
I have Asperger's Syndrome and his misery is affecting me bad. I like him, I just don't know how to deal with it. I don't know if I should just tell him I have AS or what. I've never told anyone but my family I have AS but to tell someone I work with, to me, is risky. One time though, he asked if he looked like he was about to cry..hell I don't know. It's a face, that's all I see.
He's so up and down and it makes me just want to hide but I'm at work, so of course I can't. There's so much I hate about that job I just want to quit but I can't until I find something different. Until then, I don't know if I can handle this guy. I'm really introverted and shy and he's so "out there", in every way. I probably sound whiny but really I'm almost starting to feel scared of him and panicky.
Can anyone help me here? Tell me how to see this or settle it in my mind because I don't know what to do.