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ASK DR. K.-What To Do About Difficult People In The Workplace

Stan Kapuchinski, M.D. is a psychiatrist and author of Say Goodbye to you PDI, (Personality Disordered Individual), Recognize People Who Make You Miserable and Eliminate Them from Your Life for Good! Dr. K.’s website is www.stopyourmisery.com

Often, people who are difficult to get along with are PDIs (personality disordered individuals). This means that they have a personality that makes others miserable while the PDI pouts challenges, provokes or plays the victim. And they see nothing wrong in what they do. There are several types. I can give you a few hints about them and you can draw your conclusions as to what to do:
● It’s not you, it’s them. Don’t think it’s your fault if there’s always friction. PDIs look for it.
● PDIs are always provocative and try to get a rise out of you
● PDIs use your reaction against you (let’s say if you get angry or guilty)
● They never change
You cannot change them whatever you do to make nice-nice
● They always blame others if there’s a problem
● They are never wrong
●You must change your reactions to the PDI to be happier (or at least less miserable)