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Scrum and Psychological Safety

I first came across the idea of Psychological Safety in 2017 when I attended Joshua Kerievsky's talk on Psychological Safety at Oredev. Psychological Safety is " ‘a sense of confidence that the team will not embarrass, reject or punish someone for speaking up".   Two years later it's a concept that still stays with me and I try to keep it in mind when I interact with people or am in group situations. I know that I can sometimes be a louder-than-usual presence in a group setting, or that I can be a bit too direct, so I do my best to keep it in check for the following two reasons: I learn a lot more by keeping my mouth shut and hearing what others think/how others feel But more importantly, I never want to act or react in a way that would discourage people from speaking their mind in the future.