The work is great, you like the organization and your team-mates, and the pay is good. If it weren’t for this one person, you’d be happy. But unfortunately, you work with a jerk.
Whether jerks come into your life in the form of bosses, teammates, or clients, their very existence can cause you to want to do something drastic, like jumping ship. Don’t do it—at least not yet. And don’t wait for someone else to fix it. There are things you can do to improve your situation if you work with a jerk. 65
Dozens of people told us that the jerks they know exhibit behaviors like these:
Research about our “emotional wiring” supports what we already ...