Dealing With Difficult People
A Discussion /Workshop Tool for Team Meetings
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Confronted by a ‘Difficult Person’? You need positive solutions.
Why are they "difficult"?
• The person is operating from the negative side of their personality.
• Rare is the person who consciously wants to be difficult.
The person may be unaware of their behaviour and effect on others.
They do not realize how damaging their actions are to their own career and personal success.
They may have developed negative behaviour due to work or personal stress, mental health issues, sexual, physical or
mental abuse, and a myriad of other reasons. No baby comes into this world planning to be negative.
• We will commonly be faced with working alongside others who may challenge us, and even our ability to complete work
assigned to us.
• Taking the time to try to understand the other’s viewpoint is highly valuable.
• Changing our attitude toward them and changing our perception about what makes them "wrong" can give us
knowledge to improve our own ability to work with people.
• Occasionally, we find ourselves in situations where we-they are not a ‘match’, and never will be … we have many
choices to deal with this scenario. However…if the person in question is truly a ‘bully’, their goal may be to get you to
leave, and maintain a workplace environment where they control all others.
Types of Difficult People… there are others.
Miss TheSkyIsFalling: a Gloomer Doomer type, whiny, fearful, negative, cup is half empty
The Wet Blanket: makes it his or her job to point out all that is wrong with just about anything anyone comes up with
Mrs I’mNoGoodAtThatYouDoIt: has many techniques to get out of work and responsibility
The Bully: goal is to control, gain special treatment and even eliminate stronger, threatening fo