Pretending to be professional, even if you are doing good, is not a good thing to do. Raising expectations is one of the results and you’ll be stuck in an unpleasant environment that is based on the expectations of others. Loss of decision-making will, elimination of personal demands, stress caused by possible facial degeneration and the excessive influence of unprofessional people is some of the effects.
Looking unprofessional is sometimes good. People are afraid of that because they tried so hard to collect knowledge and experience and they think they earn the result and confirmation from others and it’s absolutely wrong. Your personal life is yours and to be professional, you should separate it from your career.
Lots of my co-workers think that UX designers are only designing products but it’s not like this. To make a successful product or service, you first need to design a system which in that, components of production, here are staff, do the job well. Making products work needs employees to work and to have successful service, you need successful staff.
Human resources department can hire knowledgeable and experienced people but not successful ones because success depends on the work environment and the way of process and it’s your job t make them as expected.
As a UX designer, it’s part of your job to teach and educate employees and the need for that is seriousness. Being too serious means losing employees interest and less performance and being too friendly means losing employees attention. UX designers are the important assistants of the bosses and as a UX designer, it’s part of your job to be boss whenever it’s needed.
A lot of times, employees complain that you’re too bossy and you lost your attitude. It’s exactly the problem. It’s your job to teach them how to be professionals and if you do your job right, they’ll know the difference between being too bossy and being a real boss. They’ll respect your orders at work and respect your behavior afterward.