5 difficult co-workers and how to work with them

Some do no work at all—and some of those good-for-nothings have the gall to claim credit for your talent and diligence. You’d talk to the boss about it, if only you didn’t despise him…

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People can be the most stressful part of any job.

That sounds harsh. After all, most people are the best part of a job. But others, well, some are so difficult to deal with that they prevent you from being your best.

Wouldn’t it be so nice to just ignore them? To be successful in your career, you have to be able to work with difficult people. Fortunately, you can learn this skill.

Here are five common workplace types that people complain about. Keep in mind that you will not be able to change them, and you probably won’t even be able to exert a significant influence on their behavior. Approach these situations not by trying to change them, but with the mindset of “How can I change myself to work better with them?”

1. The slacker

Slackers simply don’t like to work. They push their responsibilities onto everyone else. They show little initiative, and see deadlines as mere suggestions.

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