Ways to deal with difficult colleagues

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ways to deal with difficult colleagues

When you are at the workplace it is almost inevitable to have one or the other difficult colleagues. In such cases, they do not understand the underlying intentions of many of the things being conveyed to them. You have to present your argument in a witty manner that doesn’t appear rude to deal with them and make it easier for them to understand and follow what you say. The difficult people can be anyone from those who gossip and eat up your time or the ones who are too loud and so on.


These are some of the ways to deal with difficult colleagues:

Block your space: If you think your space is being invaded by a colleague who can talk endlessly for hours for an event then you need to fix it. If not them at least it might cost your productivity at work. To be able to avoid such time killers you have to self-defense yourself by giving them a discouraging response as they try to peek into your space.

Block your space

Walk over: If you come across any of those in your office who like to gossip all the time and their gossip includes anyone and everyone in their lives, then it’s better to stay away from them. For people who gossip behind people’s back in front of you, you won’t know when you are the next they slander. The best way to shoo such people away is to smartly take an exit as soon you realise that the slandering is about you begin.


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Walk over

Speak Softly:  It’s for all those people who have a loud voice even when they speak in a lighter tone, it appears as if they are shouting or are too loud. The problem can be even worse when you are in a closed cubicle and the noise of that one person can appear to be echoing all over. With such people, the best way to make them realise, that they are loud is not always by telling them but by talking to them in a softer tone yourself. The sudden variation in both of yours pitch can make them realise that they are too loud.

Speak Softly

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Prepare-well:  You will also come across people at the workplace where they will pretend to know every damn thing, even if it does not belong to their domain. If such person is your boss, then your life becomes even more miserable. To tackle with such people, the best way is to prepare yourself in advance for that project you are working upon. So that when you are in that meeting, you don’t have to struggle to look for a response. When you do that for several meetings you won’t be the target of ridicule for the people who know it all anymore.


Share common interests: If you have any of those colleagues with which you see a conflict creeping in, the best way to deal with them is to find common interests among yourselves. When you share common grounds, the conflict can be avoided to an extent.

Share common interests

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