One of the greatest success tips ever is to avoid problem people. People who cause problems for the sake of causing problems or because they like to see people suffer are your worst nightmare the longer you engage them in any type of communication. To avoid problem people, it’s sometimes wise to completely sever ties with those problem people even if you may have known them for quite a while since they’ll only ever try to bring you down to their level.
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THEY’RE CAUSING PROBLEMS
Problem people thrive when problems occur and love to say things like “I told you so” which is about the last thing anyone ever wants to hear. Sometimes problem people are not always aware they’re causing problems since they’ve been doing it for so long or it’s simply a habitual part of the way they act. Until you begin to avoid problematic people, you’ll be forever frustrated.
VERY HARD TO GET RID OF
I once worked with a guy who always caused problems at work. When everything was running smoothly and the big boss was happy, nothing pleased him more than to create a problem that really wasn’t a problem. The thing with problems is you can always find one if you look hard enough and that’s exactly what this guy always did.
Since he had been with the company which was family owned for many years, he’d become like a piece of the furniture and would’ve been very hard to get rid of so we all had to put up with him until one day a new manager started and everything changed.
ABLE TO INSTIGATE A PROBLEM OUT OF THIN AIR
This guy was such a problem causer that even on the new manager’s first day, he was able to instigate a problem out of thin air that the manager had to deal with. Immediately, the new manager knew what the problem causer was up to and on just his second day he called him into his office and in an instant he changed what had been causing the other staff untold grief for years.
He reassigned the problem causer a similar but new position where he was to report only to the manager and was not to talk to any other staff other than in his lunch break. Within a month, the problem causer quit his job, since his ability to cause problems was deprived of oxygen.
When you avoid problem people, you take away the very thing that gives them power and that’s their ability to directly cause you problems. Of course, they can create problems in other areas. They’ll indirectly affect you but it’s up to you to find a workable solution to that problem or you need to move on.
Until you avoid problem people, your happiness will never be under your control. However, you can regain a margin of control by choosing where you work and certainly who you socialize with. If you have a problem person in your social group, deprive them of their lifeblood by deliberately avoiding them, there’s no need to be rude, in fact, there’s no need to do anything if they approach you other than smile and walk away. They’ll soon get the message.