More Co-Workers from Hell: Dealing with Difficult Colleagues, II

The Complainer

Meet Nellie Negative. Nellie constantly whines, complains, and points out the downside to every situation. Complainers distrust everyone around them, and have a knack for maligning even the best intentions of co-workers and supervisors.

Complainers are exhausting and can dampen high spirits faster than you can say "office party." They can also delay projects and other work as they argue about why something shouldn't be done, or why it shouldn't be done in a particular way.