If the break room suddenly clears out when you enter, YOU could be that annoying coworker people try to avoid! So, what is it about you that sets others off?
Here are a few reasons you might feel left out, courtesy of CareerBuilder.com.
First: You’re a know-it-all. "The sky isn't really blue - it's cyan" Do you constantly spout unnecessary or obscure information that people really don’t care about? Unless what you have to say is essential to the conversation, lose the “know-it-all” attitude. It’s obnoxious.
Next: You’re a workaholic wannabe. Do you stroll in late, take extra long lunches, and put off serious work until about 2’oclock? You may think that’s fine, because you stay past 5:00 - but you’re not impressing anyone. You’re actually annoying people who’ve already put in a full day before you even get warmed up.
Another reason they run from you at work: You give the term “devil’s advocate” new meaning. Do you feel compelled to take the other side of every argument - just to make a point? Well chill out!
Nothing annoys your coworkers more than knowing you’re always ready to challenge them - no matter WHAT they say.
And finally: You might be unpopular at work if you can’t keep your lips from flapping! Do you barge into cube after cube forcing one-way conversations on your coworkers? If the only response you ever hear is, “Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh” – they’re not
interested in your idle chatter. So zip your lips and back to work!