11/14/2013 02:24 pm ET

How To Cope With Annoying Coworkers Who Make Your Day Miserable (VIDEO)

Your job can become particularly taxing when you're stuck working with someone you can't stand.

Colleagues become annoying for a variety of reasons and it's important to pinpoint exactly why they bother us, according to author Suzy Welch, who recently wrote about dealing with obnoxious coworkers.

There's "the star," who wants to steal the limelight from everyone else on the team. Then there's "the slider," who pushes all the work onto others. Whichever category your annoying coworker falls into, Welch told HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd that the key to solving the problem is figuring out why he or she is unhappy.

"The people who are disrupting work, people who are annoying or are otherwise destructive to the work process, they are, almost by definition, unhappy," Welch said. "The first step is to get to a place, if you possibly can, of understanding or compassion. Something is making them miserable and it's bleeding out all over you."

See the full conversation about dealing with coworkers you dislike at HuffPost Live HERE.



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