Let's be honest. Everyone has someone who rubs them the wrong way. It doesn't mean they are bad or evil. It just means that communication and collaboration may take a little more effort on your part and theirs.
I recently came across "Dealing with People You Can't Stand" by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner and found it an entertaining and informative read. I thought it would be fun to share some key learnings from the book, with a focus on strategies that you can implement right away.
Part 1 gives a quick overview of the framework Brinkman and Kirschner use to understand how intent, focus and assertive influences behaviour.
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Part 2 summarizes the ten common personality types and how to adapt and work with them. Click on the photo below to start the video.
I might add that while this book is primarily meant to help a person deal with people they can't stand, I couldn't help but read it with a reflective lens. I spotted my own behavioural tendencies as well. I'm of the mind that thinks it never hurts to be a little more mindful of our shortcomings and strengthens.