You think you found the perfect job – until you meet your colleagues at office politics ensue.

Toxic colleagues come in all shapes, sizes and types: There’s the office gossip, the Complain Queen, the slacker, the passive-aggressive worker and the tai-chi master (you know, the one who pushes the work to everyone else so she does nothing). All of these types may aggravate you differently, but you can deal with them all in the same way. Here are five things you should try the next time you encounter a problematic person at work.

Text: Atika Lim / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / June 2018
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