If a female employee ignores male co-worker who can’t make eye contact, would she treat him differently if she discovered his personal life?
Let’s say he has social anxiety disorder and therefore facially panics when he walks past co-workers. But, thanks to his parental upbringing, he is cordial and acknowledges employees’ presence. Presumably, his condition is the reason one of the females in the office ignores him when he says “good morning,” as she perhaps finds him creepy. If she was coincidentally in his neighborhood (a beautiful apartment complex) and noticed him parking his car in a spot marked “reserved” in his complex’s garage, would she stop ignoring him? Typically when a person is weird, and others only know him from 9 to 5, he is perceived as someone they wish to avoid, as opposed to someone they love who is family or at least like family. If this female co-worker saw that someone creepy is living in good conditions, as opposed to “in the basement of his mother’s house” with no car (since creepy people are assumed to be ridiculed by insensitive people as broke and living in basements with their mother, would she suddenly realize he’s “a human being” with problems?
Celebrities with social anxiety and various nervous tics aren’t ridiculed by their fans, so I’m wondering if this female would no longer ridicule her co-worker if she saw that he has his own place, car, and parking place.