How to Deal With Difficult People at Work
I recommend reading the Careerplanner’s article about how to work with difficult people. Click here for the full article. In it they list the 5 most difficult people to work with as:
1. The Chatterbox
2. The Gossip
3. The Complainer
4. The Delegator
5. The Credit Grabber
In our book about personalities, my daughter, Toni Rothpletz, and I go into detail about how to work with difficult personalities. In the working world, think of the advantage you would have if you could understand why people act the way they do, and could play on that. You could get along with even the most annoying of characters. You could play the “get promoted” game, because you’d have insight into what people really wanted. You wouldn’t have to guess why people weren’t responding to you, or try to come up with ideas that were never going to fly in the first place. Think of all the time you’re currently wasting being frustrated by people. By understanding yourself and others, your job could actually become something you enjoy doing.