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7 Mindful Ways to Handle Complicated People at Work

Winston Churchill

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

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7 Mindful Ways to Handle Complicated People at Work

7 Mindful Ways to Handle Complicated People at Work

https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-mindful-ways-to-handle-complicated-people-at-work/

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Understand the situation

Complaining about a difficult work situation will not make it go away. Try to understand the situation, and find a way to understand and accept your colleagues.

People’s characters are a reflection of their own mental limitations; when people try to hinder us, it is usually a sign their mind is obstructed by their own negativity.

Learn how to accept criticism

Sometimes it can help us identify weaknesses we didn’t know we had.

Analyze it and take what is helpful from it. If you find it is meaningless bitterness, disregard it immediately.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

Avoid negative colleagues

Minimize conversations with them. Only speak when it is necessary for work, or when you have something constructive to share.

A negative person will always find a reason to express negativity. 

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

"Stay away from negative people. They have a problem, for every solution.”

Keep your cool in heated situations

Don’t let anger overcome you. Nothing constructive results from anger. Anger only obstructs judgement and mental clarity.

If you train yourself to remain calm in stressful situations, you will grow strong and resilient.

Never accept abuse from anyone

Tolerating hurtful treatment weakens your self-esteem and self-confidence. 

Letting others insult you and not doing anything about it sends your subconscious mind a message that you deserve what is happening to you.

Speak to a higher authority

... if all else fails.

Sometimes people get very competitive and there is no way to resolve situations without the intervention of a higher authority.

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