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    How to be cordial with one of your colleagues when he is constantly trying to irritate you with his silly jokes?

    I am working in a private company. I have always made it a point to be cordial with all of my colleagues. But one of my colleagues has been trying to irritate me recently with his silly jokes. He has gone completely overboard and now he is getting on my nerves. How to be cordial with such a person?

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    Ritz Array
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    Re: How to be cordial with one of your colleagues when he is constantly trying to irritate you with his silly jokes?

    Hi,

    Professional relations should always remain professional and we should try our best to talk just work at work place. I can understand that you are not to be blamed for the absurd behaviour of your colleague, however, you would have to take some smart and professional steps in order to maintain cordial relations with your colleague.

    Neither react at his silly jokes nor show your aversion or irritation towards him, rather be polished and maintain an attitude with him. Keep him at an arm's length and talk just work with the colleague. Try not entertaining him or his jokes much and avoid him as much as you can. Make him realise that he is not at the work place for his jokes but he is there to contribute with his work.

    I am sure, if he would have a little sense and intelligence, he would understand your gestures and try to improve his behaviour.

    Thanks.

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    Re: How to be cordial with one of your colleagues when he is constantly trying to irritate you with his silly jokes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am working in a private company. I have always made it a point to be cordial with all of my colleagues. But one of my colleagues has been trying to irritate me recently with his silly jokes. He has gone completely overboard and now he is getting on my nerves. How to be cordial with such a person?
    Dear Aspirant,

    It seems you are a very joking person.It is quite natural to irritate if you joke on some person before others.So if you want others to be happy with you,you should neither criticize nor jokes on them.Instead,you should cooperate in their works.You should appreciate their merits.This you can judge by applying on your self.See if some criticizes or jokes on you,you may definitely feel irritation & may not like to talk to them.So the same thing happens with others.

    Being cordial does not mean to joke with others.If you support & help in others need,definitely it will give pleasure to others & you & others will be happy.Of course it is human nature to make fun among colleagues & enjoy,but all are not in same nature.Some body does not like it where as some other likes it.

    So you should behave with the persons according to their nature.You should slowly try to mingle deeply.

    Thanks & good luck.

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