Workplace negativity can be overwhelming and working with a negative person can sometimes seem impossible. Some colleagues really need to put the spring back in their step.

How To Deal With A Negative Co-Worker

A negative and critical colleague can suck the life and energy out of everyone around them and this is especially difficult if you have to work directly with them.

Here’s six strategies for you to deal with this negative and critical person.

  1. Choose to remain positive
  2. Have low expectations
  3. Confront where appropriate
  4. Don’t take it personally
  5. Distance yourself emotionally and, if possible, physically
  6. Be careful with your words.

Episode Resources

  1. Episode 8 – How To Have A Difficult Conversation
  2. Episode 5 – 7 Beliefs To Rediscover Happiness At Work


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