Handling a Difficult Personality in Your Organization?

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Do you have someone at work, in your organization or at church that you would rather not see today?  Their personality is just a little more than you want to deal with.  Just about everyone I know has at least one person like this in their life.

So, how do you deal with a negatively strong personality?

Here are some suggestions that can help you deal with a troublesome person.

1. Begin by asking a simple question.  Why is this person bothering you?  Try not to think about the person as much as the person’s action.  What is the behavior of this personality that rubs you the wrong way?  Why?   When you identify the actions of the person and why those behaviors bother you it will enable you to clarify a healthy response.

2.  Try fighting fire with ice!  Be calm.  Do not allow anyone to control your personality or your response to any situation.

3.  Do not take the behavior of someone else personally!  Most of the time, people behave the same way around others too. Do not allow yourself to become angry at someone’s behavior.   When you lose your cool, you lose!

4.  Try kindness!  Often a person acts the way they do because they are looking for an empathetic ear. Hear what they have to say, and be tolerant toward them. Try a friendly act of kindness.  It may surprise you about what will grow from such a response.

Do you have any suggestions?

Dale Roach

Romans 12:18
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

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