ASK AZIM | Question & Answer
Question: I have a manipulative co-worker who is constantly trying to undermine my work. I have tried discussing this with him, but he feigns ignorance and persists in his behavior, so much so that it’s becoming difficult for me to remain positive and effective at my work.
Azim: Conflict situations at the workplace can be caused by a number of reasons, ranging from personality differences to prejudiced beliefs and opinions. If viewed constructively, they can provide great opportunities for greater learning and self-evaluation. However, if there is a definite and consistent pattern of negative interaction with someone, stronger measures are needed.
A manipulator is usually invested in meeting their own goals by controlling and influencing others..