Working with Difficult People

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SkillsFuture Credit Eligible
PSEA and UTAP Ineligible

Course Overview

How to work with difficult people

The workplace is filled with colourful personalities, some of whom are “difficult” to work with. While you can’t change the behaviours of coworkers, colleagues and bosses, you can learn how to handle and deal with them effectively.

Working with Difficult People aims to equip you with the right attitude and the relevant skills and techniques to handle different types of difficult people; so that relationship can be improved and work can get done more effectively. At the same time, the course also provides you with ways to get feedback about yourself and what you can do if you find yourself belonging to one of the categories of difficult people.

Course Title

Working with Different Personalities.

Course Objectives

At Course Completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is a “difficult” person and the 2 main situations where people become difficult.
  • Recognise your instinctive response to people who are difficult and why you will respond in that manner.
  • Understand the 2 dimensions that affect how people behave that may be different from others.
  • Learn about different working behavioural styles of people, what is important for each of them and what happens if their intents are not met.
  • Identify the different categories of difficult people and their characteristics.
  • Practice different techniques and strategies to handle each category of difficult people.
  • Improve communication for dealing with different types of difficult people.
  • Exercise awareness of your own behaviour so as to not become a difficult person to others.

Working with Difficult People

Course Content

  • Introduction
    – What is a “difficult” person?
    – What are the causes
    – Some thoughts about difficult people
  • 4 types of responses to difficult people
    – Instinctive responses towards difficult people and why
    – Learning to manage your own emotions to prevent flight or fight response
  • 4 styles of working  behaviour
    – 2 dimensions that explain why people behave differently
    – 4 general working styles of people
    – Understand the intent of each working style and what happens when that intent is not met
  • Identify the categories of difficult people
    – 10 categories of difficult people from the 4 working styles
    – Characteristics of each category
  • Strategies to cope with difficult people
  • Techniques to handle specific categories of difficult people
  • Ensuring we do not become the difficult person
    – Ways to get feedback on how you behave towards others
    – What to do after discovering that you belong to one of the categories?
Course Feature

Course Feature

Course Provider: EON Consulting & Training Pte. Ltd.
UEN: 201301501N
Course Reference Number: TGS-2020500606
Mode Of Training: Classroom/Online
Funding Validity Period: 11 Dec 2013 – 31 Dec 2024

Singaporean 40 yrs and above$773.90
Singaporean 21-39 yrs / PR$773.90
Duration2 Days

Available in: English

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