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Clashing personalities - How Do You Deal With Them?
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How do you handle team members who find themselves lacking in soft skills? Or, how do you handle coworkers who are highly emotional/sensitive?

One of the last projects I worked on I found myself constantly upset after interacting with another team member. Nice guy, but had ZERO social skills. And I interpreted a lot of what he said to me as quite harsh/abrupt. It occurred to me he may have Asperger's (my nephew actually is, which is probably why it came to my mind).

Whether he did nor not, taking a step back and realizing that it wasn't personal, but that it was just the way he is (just like how I tend to be a bit sensitive and emotional) helped me deal with our interactions a little better.

How do you usually deal with clashes in personalities and dispositions when working with other team members?
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Thanks and wonderful questions raised. In the high pressures of delivering the project objectives, more often than not, we tend to miss the people centric integrities. I have encountered with several similar situations and noticed that if you choose you keep detached with Nothing Personal attitude and manage to avoid conflict in initial 3-4 occurrences then it eases eventually and tends to become more and more favorable

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