• Vaishnavi Baheti

How to Deal with a Rude Manager?

Your professional relationships are crucial to maintaining good mental health. Being happy at work depends on getting along with your coworkers and supervisor because you spend as much time there as anywhere else. However, that's not always the case, which is terrible for some. While you can ignore the coworker who only sends URGENT emails, you can't ignore your boss. Some of us have awful coworkers and cruel bosses.



Due to the significant influence, your boss has on your professional future, having a toxic boss can make you feel trapped in your life and bring unending anxiety and fear. You can’t treat it like a toxic friend or significant other and cut ties or fight back, because you have to see them every day, and if you cross the line, you could get fired. So when you can’t escape your horrible boss and need tips for how to be happier at work, here’s how to deal.


1) Don’t take it personally


Although it's easier said than done, letting insults slip will only improve your emotional state. What could your boss possibly say to upset you if you are completely at ease with who you are and are aware of how hard you work? Regardless of the issue, it is their concern, not yours.


2) Acknowledge that they’re human


One would assume that someone appointed to a managerial role would have exceptional people skills in addition to excellent technical skills. This, however, is not always the case. Everyone, including your boss, has personality traits they could work on.


3) You don’t need them to succeed


You could believe that without their endorsement and help, you cannot advance professionally, but that is simply untrue. Find ways to demonstrate your value to the other executives in your firm. You can establish your network of decent people by joining professional organizations outside of work. You'll soon be replacing your awful boss, and THEY will be requesting your approval.


4) Acknowledge that they’re human


One would assume that someone appointed to a managerial role would have exceptional people skills in addition to excellent technical skills. This, however, is not always the case. Everyone, including your boss, has personality traits they could work on.

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