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Office Politics and Dealing With Co-Workers

Enjoy the people you work with more, with the help of these pages.

How Can I Deal With A Difficult Co-Worker?
According to a recent job stress poll on this site, about three in four of us deal with at least one difficult co-worker at our jobs. These people can cause weekly--or sometimes even daily--stress. Find out how to handle difficult coworkers to reduce job stress and feel more at peace when you're at work.

The Benefits of Assertiveness
Assertiveness is a skill that not only helps with marriage and interpersonal relationships, but can reduce stress and help you attain more balance at home, at work and in life. Learn more about assertiveness, aggressiveness and passivity, and see how assertiveness training can improve your life.

How To Use Assertive Communication For Stress Management
Here's a helpful guide on how to develop assertive communication skills to reduce stress in your life and improve your relationships.

Workplace Humor: A Cause and a Cure for Workplace Stress
Workplace humor can reduce stress and contribute to a more fun and enjoyable work environment. Unfortunately, it can also be a source of alienation and even litigation! Learn more about the offensive office humor people experience, and find tips on how to be funny at the office without causing offense with inappropriate office humor.

27 Email Pet Peeves That Stress Out Your Recipients
Certain email practices can actually cause additional stress to your recipients and make you seem unprofessional or even annoying! See if you are guilty of any of these email etiquette breaches. You'll wish everyone you know would read this list, too!

Poll: Do You Work With Someone Who's Difficult To Deal With?
Is there someone at work who makes your day particularly difficult? Vote in the poll, and see how many other people share your situation. You may be surprised!

5 (Difficult) People You Meet At Work
About's Career Planning Guide can help you get along better with The Chatterbox, The Credit Grabber, and three other difficult types, so you can enjoy your work week more!

How To Deal With A Negative Co-Worker
About's Human Resources Guide has tips on dealing with occasional and chronic negativity from other co-workers so it doesn't bring you down.

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