this coworker acts like a kid in grade school with me, he mocks what I say, makes fun of expressions I make, and tries to come up with things to say to me when I'm not even talking to him. Sometimes he says he is getting sick of my shxx, when I Haven't done anything. We were getting along really good (as coworkers) for quite a while, being nice to each other. But when he comes in the door and tries to start things with me, my guard goes up, all I really want to do is be nice to him and give him a hug! But I can't because my guard is up. How do I drop my guard when he plays like he does?
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Think of him as a schoolboy. He is trying to get a reaction out of you, and thinks he's being funny and playful. Schoolboys can be annoying, attention-seeking monsters at times, and need to be ignored if you want them to change their behavior al patterns.
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