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Office relations 5 ways to handle a coworker you dislike

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What to do when you don't like your colleague.

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Due to the diversity of most work places, you could often find yourself with a co-worker you immensely dislike.

And since you can't choose the people you want to work with, and you most likely don't want to have to leave your job, you can do a few things to maintain your sanity around the co-worker who makes your blood boil.

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Here are 5 things to help you survive a colleague you dislike.

1. Check yourself

Often times, when you hate people it's because they have a character within them that you hate in yourself. Accepting yourself and your flaws can go a long way in helping you manage a cohesive relationship with the coworker.

2. Document their bad behaviour

If your coworker is someone who is manipulative and a liar, ensure that you keep a record of any offences they may be making. This is especially if you have no power to dismiss them. If you're in a position to report their troubling behaviour, go ahead and do so.

3. Change your interactions with them

Avoid them if possible. If a conversation with them can't be avoided, always try to include a 3rd party.

4. Don't gossip about them

Your dislike could be because of a personal preference when it comes to people you would rather interact with. Avoid the urge to badmouth your coworker as it may come off petty and resentful. And could even get you in trouble if you make it a hostile work environment for them.

5. Don't threaten them

Never send threatening messages to get them to stay away from you.

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