Facing Challenges in the Workplace

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE We area all difficult in a way, from the point of view of others. That is the basic we must understand in order to work with others. We all know that there are people who are simply hard to work or get along with, and unfortunately, facing these kinds of people is inevitable. How difficult a person is for you to deal with is determined by your self-esteem, your self-confidence, your level of professionalism and your courage. Dealing with difficult people is easier when the person is just generally intolerable or when the person’s behavior affects more than one person in the same work environment. It is much harder when you are the only person being targeted or attacked. However, we don't have to let them get under our skin to the point where it affects our performance at work. We have to at least find ways to work together so that the work process is not affected. As shown here, these are a few of the classifications of difficult people we encounter in the work place. THE TANK, this is the person who is aggressive, shows no respect for you, verbally abuses you, accuses you of things, basically nothing you do is right in their eyes. One certain way to deal with people like that is to interrupt the attack and stand up for yourself. Be assertive with your responses without being rude yourself. That sends to them a message that you are strong and capable, because if you give them anything less than that, they will not stop attacking you. THE SNIPER, when it comes to these people, you only need to know one thing, “a sniper cannot snipe if there is nowhere to hide. Snipers are the passive aggressive types, they will criticize you indirectly while being sarcastic, and often will do things to make you look ridiculous, they do not like confrontation. Once you make it known to them that you know exactly what they are doing, they usually
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