How to Deal with Toxic People in the Workplace. Learn These 27 Ways Today

Qasim Adam
20 min readNov 27, 2021
A toxic co-worker is a nightmare
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Do you have a coworker who is toxic?

Toxic people are everywhere, and they can be really hard to deal with. They’re the ones who complain about everything, never seem happy, and bring everyone else down around them. They’re also the ones who make it impossible for anyone to get anything done because they always need attention or something from someone else.

If you work in an office environment then chances are that at some point in your career you will encounter one of these individuals — I know I have. And if you haven’t yet then just wait until tomorrow when they come back into work after their weekend off.

So how do we deal with these types of people without losing our minds?

The first step is understanding why this person acts so toxically towards others. It may not be immediately clear what makes them act this way but often times there is a reason behind it all. This means that there’s hope for change if we can find out what’s going on underneath the surface (and yes sometimes it might even be as simple as needing more sleep).

There are many different types of people in the world, and it can be difficult to deal with personalities that may clash. The best way to handle a toxic co-worker is through positivity, patience, and understanding. These three things will help you get through any situation when dealing with someone who has negative intentions.

There are many ways to deal with this type of person: You could confront them about their behavior or you could ignore them completely. Both have their advantages and disadvantages but neither method should ever make you feel guilty for doing what’s right for your mental health.

But before we can help them let’s look at how best to protect ourselves from their toxicity.

The best way to handle a toxic co-worker is through positivity, patience, and understanding

1. Find a safe place

No matter how much we may want to stand up for ourselves there might be times when this just isn’t possible without potentially affecting our future work opportunities. In situations like these finding a safe space could be the only…



Qasim Adam

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