I cannot say I am a typical professional. I see one of these as very much keeping their emotions in control.
As an I employee I found it very difficult to work out what my line mangers felt about my disagreements. They simply did not display any emotion. It was very much a British Stiff Upper Lip. I am useless at this.
I am very easy to suss out. When I am angry, hurt or disappointed people around me will know. This will be through my behaviour, actions and my facial expressions.
I have read and seen what good etiquette in professional environment should be. My response to that is balls! I am a human not a machine. I have feelings/emotions. If these are kept inside to fester, I would be one sick person.
Of course not fitting in a professional person mould affected my career progression. I was well aware of that at the time. I even tried the British Stiff Upper Lip. That was just not me.
Plus it is so boring in a “professional” environment. For Christ’s sake we are people with emotions/feelings. This means we go through a different range of emotions whether it be in work environment or outside this environment.
These emotions need to be expressed. To keep them inside will make a person sick. I say screw the professional behaviour and just be yourself. I wish I had this attitude years ago.