The company I work for hired a new employee , Steve. Steve is supposed to be smart, intelligent and graduated from a great school. Prior to joining this company Steve worked with a reputable organization doing intelligent things like saving the country from cyber attacker, intruders etc. He has a great reputation within the company. He is, admittedly, very good at his job and my boss thinks very highly of him.
I was assigned to work with Steve. I am part of his team. Surprisingly, Steve is not very communicative with me. He does not want to talk unless I talk to him. He does not care if I show up to meetings or not. He is not curious to find out why I missed a meeting with him, what I am working on etc. He does not even reply to me if I send him a "Congratulations Steve" or "Good Job Steve" message. When we are in a group he will talk to everybody but not talk to me. He will only talk to me if I talk to him. If I don't talk to him, he will not talk to me.
What I am worried about is, end of the year, he is supposed to do my annual review. So I am not sure how to solve this problem or fix this issue. I want to talk to my HR about this but I dont even know how to explain this problem.
I feel rejected for no reason in a very passive-aggressive manner. I need some advice on how to solve this problem. Thanks in advance.