I have a coworker in my office, a female in her mid 30ies, single. She is gloomy, pessimistic, negative, and has a lot of psychological issues as well as problems with her religious affiliations.. She noticed everything and asks about everything!
She talks 8 to 5... I am sick and tired both psychologically and physically because of her. She has odd ideas and twisted in-natural way of thinking. She lets out her steam on me. She goes on and on !
I tried the “I’m busy method” , the headphones, the reading and focusing.. I even spend most of my working hours outside of my office either at someone else’s or in a meeting room.. I’d be pleased to read your suggestions on how to make her stop.
- the confrontational or straight forward approach is not an option as it would cause too much fuss...
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You have to deal with difficult people sometimes that's part of life. However, you need to verbally claim your right to space. Do it in a nice way but it might not hurt to deflate her ego a little bit by saying common sense things you probably would have learned in kindergarten. That will make her feel kind of stupid but she sounds like she has a powerful personality and needs a little ego deflating. But at least make you claim and right to your personal space known to her.1