It’s natural some people could be a real pain to their fellow human beings. We meet them every day and there’s nothing much we can do to avoid such people than to cope with them. Your working place isn’t just about where you come to work and get paid, you mingle with your coworkers because you guys are in the same team.
These annoying coworkers could range from people who bug you with their private problems, tell gossips about you, and so on. The truth is you can’t push them away but must learn how to deal with this kind of people without being harsh or causing problems.
How to deal with annoying coworkers
1. Try to understand them
Nearly every behavior has an underlying cause. Some people exhibit a certain attitude because of something they have encountered in the past and they just need to be understood. When you get to understand them you will become more tolerant.
2. Keep a distance
Avoiding annoying people goes a long way to keep the peace between you two. What brings problems is when there are interaction and communication, you can’t have a problem with someone you don’t have much contact with. If it means you moving your desk away and avoid having them on your team so be it.
3. Confront them if its the only way
There are people that are very annoying and they might not be aware of it. Sometimes confronting them by letting them know that you’re not okay with some of their behaviors might make them be aware of what they’re doing and desist from such. When trying to let them know how you feel about their actions do not sound harsh or angry, just talk to them in a calm way and the message will be passed across quietly.
4. Ignore them
When you have tried your best to make them change and they keep doing the same thing. Have this in mind that many people don’t want others to be happy or comfortable, the best revenge is to ignore them.
When you know you have tried all the above processes or their actions are affecting your happiness then you might need to start looking for another job. You deserve to be happy and not have a moody day each time you go to work.