1. They have a closed-door policy
Part of being a manager includes being available to answer questions, help you work through tasks you might be struggling with, and generally be your go-to adviser, so it’s a problem when managers make themselves inaccessible. “You might not be able to trust your boss if they don’t seem approachable,” explains psychologist Nikki Martinez, PsyD. “It makes you feel like you can’t go to them with questions and concerns.” She cautions, however, that it’s possible to read the situation wrong, so definitely attempt to go to them for guidance and problem-solving before making any assumptions. “The reaction may surprise you, and can resolve the issue immediately if they can be trusted,” Martinez says.