Don’t Be That Person: 5 Ways to Stop Being High Maintenance

I’ve had my share of “high maintenance” moments. Early in my career, I’d often take offense at criticism even to the point where I’d stockpile the flaws of the offending co-worker so that I could point them out later on.

 

In meetings, I remember being really good at confronting other people and really bad at adjusting my own behaviour. In secret, people were probably calling me high maintenance. Since then, I’ve learned a few tricks to make sure I’m “maintenance free” or at least a little easier to handle.

 

1. Let people know you are done talking.

 

This is more than just a social cue. When you talk to a co-worker or your boss, try to pay attention to when the conversation is wrapping up. One clear sign that someone is high maintenance is when he or she can’t seem to stop talking.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

No one likes to work with a high-maintenance person, especially when that is the boss. Before you think, Who, me? keep reading…

See on www.inc.com

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