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Ways to Deal with a Difficult Co-Worker

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If you've ever worked outside the home, then you've probably ran into a co-worker that was hard to handle. This list offers some suggestions for dealing with a difficult co-worker.

Rated 0 points - posted 9 years ago by keilania in category People.
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Ignore them. Report Abuse
Negative people feed on attention.
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Record everything. Report Abuse
Having a record of their problem behavior may come in handy someday.
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Find a new job. Report Abuse
Sometimes moving to a new department isn't separation enough.
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Transfer departments. Report Abuse
Separate yourself from the problem entirely.
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Charm them. Report Abuse
A little flattery can go a long way.
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Take a deep breath and count to ten. Report Abuse
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Ask your friends if they've been in similar situations and what worked for them. Report Abuse
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Accept that you don't have to be friends with everyone. Report Abuse
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Try to involve the person by asking for their opinion or inviting their participation. Report Abuse
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Don't interrupt them when they are speaking to you. Report Abuse
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Maybe they need to vent. Let them do it. Report Abuse
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Nod your head to acknowledge you are hearing them when they speak. Report Abuse
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Maintain eye contact when speaking with them. Report Abuse
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Try to only speak to the person when they are not heated up about something. Report Abuse
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Evaluate if something you are doing is contributing to the difficult behavior. Report Abuse
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Try to get to know them better. Report Abuse
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Try to see things from their point of view. Report Abuse
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Get advice from a counselor. Report Abuse
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Talk to HR. Report Abuse
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Talk to your supervisor. Report Abuse
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