Whether you spend your days sitting in a classroom or toiling away in a cubicle, there are always going to be people you just don’t like. But while we’re able to say “See ya” to locker room bullies and cafeteria gossip, it’s not so easy to escape peer tensions in the workplace.
Some coworkers might be bullies or micro-managers, while others may not see eye-to-eye with your company vision. Instead of butting heads with these figures—especially when quitting isn’t an option—try implementing some of the strategies listed in the infographic below.
Created by NetCredit, an online personal loan company, and spotted by Entrepreneur, the diagram explains how to stand your ground, foster dialogue, and keep your cool while navigating tricky office conflicts. From verbal communication strategies to body language cues, there are plenty of ways to make even the unfriendliest coworker respect you—even if you'll never be getting together for drinks after work.