Toxicity is in and around everywhere. There is no seasoning ‘best of the best way’ out to deal with it, but you happen to mold into that shape when you gradually learn through your experience. And also when it comes to toxicity, we often picture a heat of the moment between us and our boss or any double-faced friend or relative. Most of us do come across less with toxic co-workers, but if we know it, we know it.
So today’s topic is quite generic as well as confronting, which is—how to deal with these toxic co-workers.
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How to Deal with Toxic Co-workers
Know Them Really Well
Do a character analysis of such co-workers so then you can decide and accordingly concoct a constructive plan to deal with them. To bring such in order, give a sneak peek into their soul reality. If it takes to be a minimal stalker, well be a stalker—but don’t take the opportunity of knowing them better away. From their habits, and weaknesses to how they talk, walk and react will speak a lot about them—every bit of them need precise surveillance from your side.
Master Your Comfort Level
That is, practice being easy-going to outsmart these toxic co-workers. Practice acting normally while conversing with them. Smile more often to let them leave themselves with a confusing thought. The more comfortable you’re, know that you’re leveling up your mental game with them. The agenda here is simple leave no stone unturned in concealing your actual thoughts.
Do the Opposite in an Interesting Way
This implies that you have to do certain things the way they don’t want you to do that makes them scratch their head again. To do so, always go beyond their expectation. Make little impressive moments with your boss. Take every possible action to bring in the jealous instinct in them. Sow unimaginable productive seeds that they never thought of.
Release Your Concerns Out
Of course, through talking to them directly. This will make you realize how relaxing it is to tell me how you feel. Having said that sometimes it can be way too much for you to handle, thus here I put on certain pointers while talking out to your toxic co-worker—
- Never overshare things that do not raise a higher level of importance.
- Split out the thoughts one by one before you reach out to them.
- Keep a specific time to hear them out.
- No indirect voice. Keep your tone direct.
- Stop overthinking about if this is wrong or right.
- Make an audio or video recording of this in-between conversation for later proof.
- End with critically constructive questions to get hold of their manipulative thoughts.
Moreover releasing out your concerns doesn’t necessarily have to mean taking things down on just toxic co-workers. Address those concern with your boss, but there you need proof to not sound just another cliché. Make sure you have the proof to let your boss be against them.
Better Off Without Them
In the end, we all want to sustain peace and reflect on better things in our life, isn’t it? So the first step would be to flush out those internal and external toxins, among which is, building your boundaries with your co-worker. Staying away from them as much as possible is how you can take an easier chance to deal with them right away. Having said that it still assures no guarantee of minding their own business.
Toxicity within co-workers often determines they have lack of love, trust and confidence in themselves. This makes them tend to twist certain plots or better a trap for you that may not define the real them. Understand the gravity of their sins and act accordingly.
If it is too intense, then of course take the requisite steps that warn them. If it is not done with intentions, them you can choose kinder ways to follow, such as appreciating them to make them look good. For all of these to think about and make them happen, first you need to understand their purpose that shows them who they are.