Sometimes it’s hard to work with people. Not everyone is going to like you. You can’t please everyone. These are truths I know as an adult, but I’m finding that I have a hard time putting them into practice.
We all have at least one person we work with who is not our favorite coworker. Sometimes this person is a bully or just a flat out jerk. Usually it’s much easier to deal with if the person in overly obnoxious or causes problems for multiple people. Sometimes the person is surrounded by people who are willing to let it slide. Often times they will say, “Hey, it’s just the way Joe is” or “It’s Joe being Joe.” Whatever the case, you have to learn to deal with difficult people. This is a lesson I am learning right now.
I’m a pleaser, a peacekeeper, a compromiser, but I am not a fighter. That’s part of the problem. I’m not good at sticking up for myself. This is the year I intend to learn.