Stop Walking on Eggshells – 4 Tips for Dealing with Temperamental People

This seems really basic — deal with temperamental people by recognizing it’s not you, setting healthy boundaries, letting go of co-dependence and getting help! But basic is often profoundly important, and rather than quitting your job or killing your neighbor, taking these steps changes your position and ability to lead and live in a healthy way. Nicely argued, useful advice! Thank you so much.

Leading with Trust

Walking on Eggshells Hunting for hidden eggs is one of the great traditions of celebrating Easter. The fun and excitement of finding eggs can be tempered by the prospect of accidentally stepping on and breaking those delicate treasures. As a result, you end up cautiously tip-toeing through the hunt, afraid to move too fast or take any chances. After a while it takes the fun out of the whole experience.

Walking on eggshells around temperamental people at work takes all the fun out of your job. We’ve all probably had the experience of knowing or working with someone who blows up without any warning or at the slightest provocation. It can be intimidating to work with someone like this, and if you aren’t careful, it’s easy to get trapped in relating to this person in unhealthy ways. You can find yourself constantly bowing to this person’s wishes, avoiding the person, or actually believing you’re at fault…

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