If adults who act like spoiled kids are allowed to run your workplace, they’ll ruin it – and drive you crazy in the process.
Many qualities associated with children are wonderful and even necessary for a successful workplace – enthusiasm, creativity and passion, to name a few. But self-centered, manipulative, controlling adult-children are disruptive.
Do you recognize these seven typical, destructive children and their behavioral patterns?
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Childish adults can ruin a workplace
- Every toy is mine. “I want it now. I’m more important than anything else. My feelings count more than anyone else’s.”
- Look at me. “Constantly tell me I’m wonderful.”
- I’m always right. “I’m always the smartest. I’m better than anyone else.”
- Please me. “Make everything perfect the way I want it. If you don’t do things my way, you’ll be sorry.”
- Poor me. “I take everything personally. Your job is to make me feel good. I’m sensitive. Don’t hurt my feelings or there’ll be trouble.”
- You can’t make me do anything or follow the rules.
- Passive-aggressive. “I’m the most wonderful, sweet, humble, considerate person.”
I hope you recognize the havoc these spoiled adult-children cause in the workplace.
Unlike on television or in the movies, the real world problems with these spoiled-child adults don’t always turn out for the best. Most of the spoiled adult-children we meet have been behaving like that for years. They don’t see the light and change. They’re not found out and disposed of.
What you can do to insulate yourself or to stop them depends on many factors, including the relationship.
Unfortunately, people often tolerate the manipulative, bullying, abusive and disruptive behavior. Coworkers duck and run for cover saying: “That’s just the way he or she is. Who wants to waste their time doing something about it?”
That approach simply enables the adult-child to run the office and ruin it. After a short time, nobody wants to come to work and the best people develop exit strategies.
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