Should I be worried?

posted
09-Aug-17, 03:59
edited about 16 seconds later
Avatar for TheNerdyWorkoholic
posted about 2 months ago
First off, I constantly over-think, so I'm here for experienced perspectives, before I combust!

I'm currently working on my Masters Thesis. Long story short, I love research and decided to approach a supervisor, before I was assigned to someone I wouldn't be completely compatible with. The supervisor I approached, agreed and all was well.

The issue here is, it has always been me, being proactive and him being at the receiving end. I didn't pay much attention to it in the beginning because I knew I had to go the extra mile, until my latest meeting with him this Monday, where he said he was reviewing my weekly work and after a while got "distracted".

I was a bit disappointed with that, and I feel very alone. Don't mistake it however, because I work well independently and this is MY idea, but I still expected him to put in his bit.

In sum, I think I just need to hear whether I'm over-thinking and my thesis is doing me in, or I have a legit reason to be concerned.

Much thanks,
TheNerdyWorkoholic
posted
10-Aug-17, 16:43
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 2 months ago
You're expecting too much and overthinking it. The supervisor is just making a passing comment and you're reading too much into it, plus no one is going to be as enthusiastic about your work as you.
posted
11-Aug-17, 18:33
by pm133
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From TheNerdyWorkoholic:
First off, I constantly over-think, so I'm here for experienced perspectives, before I combust!

I'm currently working on my Masters Thesis. Long story short, I love research and decided to approach a supervisor, before I was assigned to someone I wouldn't be completely compatible with. The supervisor I approached, agreed and all was well.

The issue here is, it has always been me, being proactive and him being at the receiving end. I didn't pay much attention to it in the beginning because I knew I had to go the extra mile, until my latest meeting with him this Monday, where he said he was reviewing my weekly work and after a while got "distracted".

I was a bit disappointed with that, and I feel very alone. Don't mistake it however, because I work well independently and this is MY idea, but I still expected him to put in his bit.

In sum, I think I just need to hear whether I'm over-thinking and my thesis is doing me in, or I have a legit reason to be concerned.

Much thanks,
TheNerdyWorkoholic


Agree with ToL, you are completely over-reacting.
Start worrying when your supervisor starts criticising your work.

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