In an office, it is necessary that different types of people coexist. Some of them may become close friends, while others will stay on the “hello” and “goodbye” level with you. And this is normal because we are all different and we all have our own habits and our way of seeing life.
You can’t please everyone, but if you know how to avoid conflict with some of your difficult colleagues, you may be called a professional who can work under pressure.
We find the most annoying types of employees and illustrate them. We also support this information with the opinions of psychologists and recruiters.
A typical schemer is flattering, helpful, and seemingly friendly. This type of person inspires confidence, skillfully manipulates others for their own benefit, and speculates on the information received.
This person often collects gossip and talks about other colleagues.
Such an employee is always against any innovation in the office, the department, or the company as a whole. And if your direct responsibilities are involved, that person will complain and protest.
A conservator picks up new information and new rules with difficulty, so you won’t see that person among those who want to update their skills.
A Fed-up One
You can often hear them saying, “This is not my job,” “Why should I do this?” Or “they don’t pay me for this” etc. This attitude destroys overall performance because it rapidly changes what might have been a cohesive team into a dysfunctional group of individuals.
Such an employee will never do anything beyond normal or slightly more than what is required of them. Another disadvantage is that they demotivate other employees with their eternal discontent.
The Smartest One
They tend to boast of being the “oldest” employees of the company. The self-esteem of these people is usually very high because, according to them, almost the entire board has passed through their professional hands.
They truly believe that they are the smartest and most important workers and that everyone should take their opinion into account because they know exactly what is best.
An Eternal Victim
The workday has just begun, but this type of colleague is already tired. They hardly ever give good news, but they are willing to complain about their problems at work and in personal life all the time.
They only bring negative energy to the team. If talking to these types of people makes you want to cry, it means that the goal has been achieved.
If someone compliments you and immediately asks for your help, you’ve just met a manipulator. They manipulate other people only for their benefit.
If you feel emotional pressure or feel like you are doing someone else’s work, you are probably being manipulated.
The presence of these types of people on the team creates an atmosphere of nervousness, conflicts, and intrigues that divert people’s attention and energy from their work.
The One Dependent on the Weather
In each team, there is always an employee who always feels cold, when others feel hot, and vice versa.
In fact, it is normal to feel different from others, but these colleagues often become extremely intolerant of other workers if their temperature preferences are not respected.
A typical jester is someone who wants to make everyone laugh. They may make a silly comment or interrupt a conversation with a joke that has been prepared in advance for similar situations.
They can seem friendly because they easily find common ground with everyone. But if you look closely, you will see that their efficiency at work is almost nil. All they do is laugh, talk, drink tea, etc.
Do you have similar co-workers in your office? Describe them in the comments below.