Posted on September 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Toxic people ignore logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth your time and energy. There are a few different types of toxic people you can meet at the office - it is important to avoid them.
Gossip people are always curious about other people’s problems. It might be fun to peer into somebody else’s personal or professional mistakes at first, but over time, it gets tiring, makes you feel gross, and hurts other people. There are too many positives out there and too much to learn from interesting people to waste your time talking about the misfortune of others.
To envious people, the grass is always greener somewhere else. Even when something great happens to envious people, they are not happy. This is because they measure their fortune against the world’s when they should be deriving their satisfaction from within. Unless they start sabotaging your career, it is best to leave them to their negativity.
Out of all of the negative characteristics, lying is the worst. Liars seem to get away with it half of the time. They may lie to their boss about their accomplishments, or they may lie about other people to get ahead of everyone else. But one lie leads to another and another and so on. Remain calm and stick to the truth. Eventually, they will get caught.
Some people are just so bitter that they complain about everything in life. They may have a great position in the office with great pay and benefits, but they are still unhappy and ungrateful. Something as small as the coffee being too strong or their chair being too squeaky will set them off, thus creating a negative office environment. Limit your time spent with the complainer or stay strong and try to maintain a positive attitude.
Arrogant people are a waste of your time because they see everything you do as a personal challenge. Arrogance is false confidence, and it always masks major insecurities. This type of believe that they are better than everyone else. They can be very difficult to work with. This kind of behaviour will not go unnoticed, people will be repelled by them and senior management will soon notice. You simply focus on your own development.