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Accept and Acknowledge Personality Differences

Small tics will be magnified and personality differences lead to varying work styles, which can easily turn into conflict.

Conflict can even arise from something as simple as you desiring a quiet lunch period, while your coworkers like to socialize. These types of things are simply differences in how you work or socialize, and don’t necessarily make your coworkers bad.

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Having a bad coworker can really hamper your mood over the long haul, as well as your job performance. 

Most conflict arises because people's egos are threatened. Our work is directly connected to our livelihood; if it’s threatened, we’re likely to lash out.

Some work cultures are notoriously demanding and competitive, which can obviously lead to a lot of conflict.

  • Move desks/cubicles. If you’ve got a cubicle neighbor who’s annoying you, move desks.
  • Rearrange your schedule. Maybe you can shift your entire workday by an hour or two.
  • Ask about working remotely, from home a couple days per week, or even simply in a nea...

Especially if your conflict with a coworker is personal in nature rather than related to the work itself, you may need to approach them directly with whatever your issue is. 

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