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My nasty coworker

I have a coworker who plays this psychological warfare on me. How do I deal with her nasty attitude, and manipulating disposition?

Fairygodboss member Anonymous

  • Fairygodboss member

    Or perhaps she is a psychopath or has a personality disorder.

  • Fairygodboss member

    I've had this same experience where they won over the boss but were extremely nasty to me. My advice: find a new job where you're treated with respect and kindness.

  • Fairygodboss member

    I had the same type of coworker, who I now recognize as a sociopath, as she was constantly lying to the boss about me, playing manipulative games to benefit her and antagonize me, and she had no remorse or empathy for her behaviors towards me whatsoever--even after I tried to talk to her (her response: "I don't care"). I tried to do my job well, despite her interference. But eventually she won over the boss with her charm and deceit. And as a result, after being assaulted at work by her, I was fired. My advice: steer clear, hope your boss is aware and clear-thinking, and if not start looking for a new job.

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