Interpersonal conflicts are common in every business environment. Dealing with difficult people is an inevitable part of the workplace, and can be challenging, particularly when they constantly talk over you, one-up you, and don’t respect what you say. Such individuals can be aggressive, dismissive, unresponsive, or just plain rude. When they dominate conversations, belittle your ideas, or refuse to acknowledge your contributions, it can make you feel devalued, frustrated, and even demotivated.
Understanding the underlying psychology behind their behaviour can give you a different perspective and help you develop effective coping strategies. By acknowledging their motives and learning how to respond to their behaviour, you can assert yourself confidently and maintain your composure. This not only improves your work environment but also helps you build stronger relationships with your colleagues, customers, and clients.