What is that one vice that may spoil anything? What is that one character trait which is alone sufficient to bring about your downfall in the professional sphere, no matter how high up the ladder of success you are? Some will say it is pride, others may argue it is overconfidence, and a lot of people may come up with laziness as the answer. While these may be the common responses, the most important cause that may wreak havoc in your lives is anger. It can only break your career; it can change your entire course of life.
Anger at workplace is the worst thing you can come across. A certain amount of professionalism is expected out of everyone who is involved at a work place. You cannot lay all your cards on the table and yell at anyone you want under the garb of being straight forward. If you come across someone who is at the end of his tether always, here are a few things you can do:
Stop Blaming Yourself
If you find a co worker never passing up a single opportunity to hurl abuses at you and kick up a fight with you for no apparent reason, do not think that you are the one at fault. It is their problem to deal with and not yours, even if it may feel that way initially.
Do Not Take The Responsibility Of Correcting Them
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You are there to work, and that is all you need to keep in mind. Even if you feel kindly for the one who keeps yelling at you, the last thing you want to do is to make them sit down for anger management classes. They do not need it from you, and if anything, it only infuriates them further.
Ignorance Is Bliss
Time and again this has been proved right. Being calm and ignoring the excessively angry co worker will work wonders for you. Your infuriated co worker will get tired of yelling and being angry after some point of time, and he or she will not be able to extract your reaction, the one which was much desired for him or her.
Keep A Watch On Their Behavior
While they are arguing with you with or without any reason, make sure you do not argue back as that only makes the matter worse. Watch their behavior closely and try to understand the root cause of their anger. Anger may step from deep and unresolved issues. Tell them calmly that you will not be a part of the discussion if the other person keeps yelling.
With these hacks you will win over your angry colleague with time.